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MSc Integrative Psychotherapy MUKCP MBACP

About me

Whatever you may be having difficulty with in your life right now I offer non-judgemental support to help explore it with you. I understand it can feel scary to think about contacting and talking to someone and I would hope to help you feel okay and safe in that initial chat. We can then work out together whether I am the right therapist for you.

I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor who can offer support for many issues including feelings of anxiety, depression or low mood. If you are struggling with relationships, either personal or at work I can help you to explore these. Low self esteem can have a major impact on your life leaving you feeling sad or empty in life. The navigation of life transitions, such as the birth of children, bereavement, losses, or the menopause can also impact your mental wellbeing. 

Therapy can be also be about seeking clarity, personal growth or working through confusing feelings. I also have experience of working with trauma, abuse and personality disorders. 

I am also an experienced, trained, couples therapist who works with all relationship issues, including adultery, communication issues, money issues, sexual issues, stagnation in relationships and can support you both to explore what isn't working for you as a couple and look at ways of making the changes you would like. 

Therapy can help you to explore ‘here and now’ issues or things that have been troubling you for a long time. I offer both short and long term therapy and we can discuss together what feels right for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc Integrative Psychotherapy
  • Post Graduate Diploma Psychotherapy
  • Diploma Psychotherapy 
  • Diploma Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling

As an integrative therapist, I have a range of skills I can use to support you, considering your unique needs, and enabling you to achieve what you would like from therapy. I have worked in charity settings, in a primary NHS IAPT service and continue to work in Secondary Mental Health NHS services. I have trained in both Adult Therapy and Couples Therapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

From £50.00 to £60.00
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£50 - Individuals

£60 - Couples 

When I work

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Stockton-on-Tees, Durham, TS18

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

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