It's good to talk..... sometimes you just need to find space to clear your head and find your own solution, with someone listening, prompting, clarifying and sometimes challenging you on the way.
I create a space that promotes encouragement and healing to find a way forward in your life from where you feel stuck, anxious, powerless, frightened, sad and oh so many other emotions.
Being with you on your journey to discover where you are, where you want to be and help you reveal the authentic you is my genuine pleasure.
Using my skills to create a warm therapeutic space to support you as an individual and work through what issues you bring but also to support you in discovering the solutions you have within, identifying new ways of being and what to focus on means that you are able to practically address your challenges.
The way I work creates exploratory space to look at what is being manifested and identify the true issue, then to work with bringing about some resolution and decisions on how to address the issue which might not always be quite what you expected but it will be yours.
I use all my skills, knowledge and experience for your benefit which means I work in an integrative style combining, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Person Centred, Transactional Analysis and Solution Focused models to work with you as well as some visioning and drawing where needed.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience of working with all ages and within different settings including workplace, schools, colleges, charities, private practice and groups - face to face, skype and telephone.
Registered member of the BACP
PGDip in Psychodynamic Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Clincal Supervision
Certificate in Life Coaching
I have additional training in Psychosynthesis, CBT, Transactional Analysis, reflective practice, NLP, working with Autism, obesity and with lapses.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £60 for each session. I can offer a 5% discount if booked as a block of 4 sessions and 10% discount based on proof of income of less than £25000. I work with clients for a minimum of eight sessions following an initial introductory session.
Concessions offered for
Confidentiality is important to the counselling relationship and everything that takes place in each session is confidential and non-judgmental. As a member of the BACP I also work to their ethical guidelines.
The length of time you stay in counselling depends on your individual needs. Sessions may be short-term (eight sessions), medium term (24 sessions) or open-ended. Deeper rooted problems requiring forensic work may require longer term counselling, while some issues can be addressed in fewer sessions.
In the first session I work with you to get an overview of the issue and explore your expectations about counselling and answer any questions you may have about working with me. We establish the frequency of sessions (usually weekly/fortnightly) and I contract with you for a minimum of 8 sessions. We will also agree your fee and set out how to cancel or change sessions.
Each session last for up to 50 minutes.