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.
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.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial session £40
£65 per 50 minute session.
I have a number low cost spaces subject to availability.