If there's something you want to understand better or change, I can help you move from feeling confused, stuck or overwhelmed to a place where things make sense, there’s a way forward, and you feel in charge of your life. My goal is to make therapy a collaborative, empowering and transformative experience, which will help you feel freer and better equipped to deal with life’s challenges and changes.
I'm a fully qualified Integrative counsellor providing face-to-face or online individual therapy for adults, both short-term and open-ended. I also offer walk-and-talk outdoors therapy in Stoke Park.
With an open-minded and gentle approach, I combine different types of therapy, because I believe there’s lots of different ways of looking at any difficulty - it all depends on the individual and their situation. But usually I focus on:
- Appreciating all the different aspects of yourself - the ways you've adapted to your world to survive so far, and how they can sometimes serve you well and other times hold you back. You already know yourself and your history pretty well, but you'll be surprised how much you've taken for granted.
- Building a warm and productive working relationship between the two of us. It's important you feel supported, safe, and that you and everything you say really matters. It means opening up and taking risks becomes easier and more comfortable - with me but also with others.
- You take the lead - you're the person who's going to change things in your life and I am there to facilitate that. I won't give you advice or opinions, push you out of your depth or analyse / interpret everything you say; I help you come up with your own answers, at your own pace.
If you'd like to find out if I'd be the right person to work with, send me an email or leave me a voicemail asking for an initial consultation, and any questions you have, and I will get back to you within 24 hours with my next available sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
Diploma in Integrative Counselling from the Minster Centre, London, 2017
7 years experience - before my private practice, I worked as a volunteer counsellor at Swan Project and Cruse Bereavement in Bristol
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
£50.00 per session
20-minute online or phone introductory chat: Free
Initial 50-minute consultation session: £25
Regular ongoing sessions £50