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About me

I am a psychosynthesis counsellor and supervisor and also an EFT practitioner. I worked for 9 years as a volunteer counsellor at Cotswold Counselling in Cirencester where I worked with adult individuals, couples and adolescents. I was also a founding member of Cotswold Talking Therapies and had a private practice in South Cerney. I am very experienced at working with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, phobias, anger, bereavement, abuse, stress, work-related issues, suicidal thoughts and OCD. I work holistically, taking into account mind, body and spirit and the connection between them.

EFT or Tapping, combines psychological exposure with the stimulation of acupuncture points. Easy to learn, it is an extremely effective tool for calming the stress response. Some of my adolescent clients have found it very helpful for calming nerves just before exams. In my practice, I have found that it has helped clients move through issues faster as well as being very effective in shifting a stuck client into a new place.

As well as EFT, I use relaxation exercises, drawing, mindfulness and guided visualisation when appropriate and only with my client's consent. My aim is to support and empower my clients to take charge of their lives. I am particularly interested in stress management.

I am a registered member of BACP and abide by their ethical guidelines.  I am also an EFTi accredited certified advanced EFT practitioner.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Sophrotherapie Icasienne, Namur, Belgium, 2004
Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling, Psychosynthesis & Eduction Trust in collaboration with University of East London, UK, 2008
Short-term couples counselling training with Jamie Agar in 2009
Young persons counselling training with Peter Millar in 2010
EFTi accredited certified advanced EFT practitioner and EFTi member
Registered member of BACP
Diploma in Counselling Supervision accredited by the European Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies, 2014
Volunteer counsellor at Cotswold Counselling for 9 years (2006-2015)
Private practice and founding member of Cotswold Talking Therapies (2008-2015)Supervisor working with groups and individuals at Listening Post (2013-2014)
Supervisor at Cotswold Counselling (2013-2015)
Introduction to Therapeutic Groupwork with Tim Foskett, CPPD, London (November 2015) Private practice in Berwick on Tweed and Edinburgh since 2015.             Member of the core supervision team at CRUSE Bereavement Care Scotland

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

Adult individuals and adolescents: £50.00 for one hour in Tweedmouth, £55 in Edinburgh
Couples: £55.00 for one hour in Tweedmouth, £60 in Edinburgh
Supervision: £50.00 for one hour in Tweedmouth, £55 in Edinburgh
Concessions available

When I work

9.00 to 5.00 monday to thursday and 9.45 to 3.30 friday

Berwick Smile Dental Care, 57-63 West End, Tweedmouth, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 2HE

The Whole Works, Jacksons Close, 209 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1PZ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages

french

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

At the start of 2014 I completed a one-year training with Oasis Talk in Bristol in counselling supervision within an organisational context which is accredited by the European Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies.

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