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Dip.Couns, BACP

About me

We all need help during troubled times, to seek support when feeling overwhelmed, stuck or anxious. Perhaps previously reliable coping mechanisms aren't doing their job as well as they used to, or recent events have precipitated a feeling of crisis and life being 'out of control'.There could be some long-standing issue which requires attention.

Whatever has brought you to consider counselling, I offer a confidential, non-judgemental and empathetic space where we can explore where you are in your life and where you would like to be.

I work collaboratively to help you gain insight and awareness into what might be the blocks to living life how you would like to, and help identify your own resources for growth and greater connection with yourself and others.

My training is Integrative, which means I draw on several approaches depending on what I think is appropriate.

I have training in Person Centred Counselling, Body Psychotherapy, Attachment based therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and CBT, and have worked extensively in a service specialising with bereavement and loss. I work with individuals, usually on a weekly basis, who seek support with issues such as depression, disassociation, suicidal thoughts, stress and anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, addiction, abuse, family issues, anger, low self-esteem, loss and bereavement. I also have an interest facilitating men finding their way towards healthy masculinity.

My approach to therapy is relational, and honours difference and diversity in background, culture, spirituality and sexuality

I have a keen interest in the healing potential that comes with growing plants and spending time in nature, and I’m acutely aware of our shared ecological crisis and the affect it has on all of us, consciously and unconsciously.

Getting Started

I recommend starting with an exploratory session so that we can talk about what you'd like to get from therapy. If we're both happy to continue we can arrange further sessions.

I usually work and in an open ended way, though sometimes a shorter period of counselling is appropriate. We can consider this option if a more solution-based approach is needed instead of a longer exploration of deep-seated issues.

Please email or phone me in order to arrange an initial appointment

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Person Centred therapy, University of East Anglia

Diploma in Integrative Counselling from the Minster Centre in London.

I'm a member of BACP, and work within the BACP and UKCP ethical framework.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

Initial session £40

£65 per 50 minute session.

I have a number low cost spaces subject to availability.

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults