I trained originally as an osteopath but have now retired.
During a long career, I came to feel, very strongly, that the mind and body can’t be separated and that’s why I also trained in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
People come to counselling for many reasons. Maybe you are struggling with depression, anxiety, work-stress or anger problems. Maybe you are simply feeling that you ‘don’t belong’ or ‘aren’t as important as others’. You may have suffered a bereavement or trauma in the past that still haunts and affects you. If these, or other problems, are getting in the way of your living life to its full potential, and if you have any questions to ask about therapy, do get in touch with me.
I am kind and compassionate. I will listen very carefully to what you tell me and I will never judge you. I am empathetic with people in their troubles but working together can be challenging at times. Making sense of what’s getting in the way of being our true selves can be quite hard work!
I draw upon a number of disciplines but my training is in Transactional Analysis, in which we explore together what underlies your thoughts, feelings and behaviour in different situations. TA offers a number of tools which I believe you will find useful in looking at the world and at your relationships.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training is in Transactional Analysis and my qualification is Dip. TA Couns. I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I have an M.Sc. in osteopathy.
For three years I have worked in the voluntary sector, with a Carer’s support organisation and with the Climate Psychology Alliance.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer an initial free telephone consultation of up to thirty minutes so that we can get to know a little about each other and decide if we want to work together. After that, appointments are charged at £45 per one hour session and are, at present, online or by phone. I’m available Mondays and Tuesdays and , when Covid rules permit, we can meet at my home in Killington, near Sedbergh.
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