I mainly work as an integrative therapist, which means that I treat each person as a completely unique individual and I use my own experience, knowledge and expertise to tailor the therapy to the client – not the client to the therapy.
Integrative therapists take the view that there is no single approach that can treat each client in all situations. I am also a qualified, clinical hypnotherapist.
My counselling practice is called Creative Counselling, because I will work with you in the most creative way, using a combined approach, with the ultimate aim of helping you to resolve your problems and mental health issues, whatever they may be.
Very often, a client will have initial, presenting issues, but will reveal a great deal more in subsequent sessions, so my own practice takes into account the need to work with a client in developing situations, in the way that is most effective for them.
In addition to the above, I am a very experienced and successful Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, and, for some clients, this may be the best model of therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have now been qualified for 11 years as a counsellor and, throughout the 11 years, I have worked successfully for Noah's Ark Counselling Centre on a part-time evening basis, working with clients with a variety of issues and mental health problems.
I have been qualified as a clinical hypnotherapist for 2 years in October, 2018, after successfully completing one year's training in clinical hypnotherapy and achieving the Diploma qualification, DipHyp.
I have now set up in my own, part-time, private practice (please see my website):
My relevant qualifications are as follows:
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Diploma in Developing Counselling Skills
Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
Certificate in Education
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling/Psychotherapy - £40 per session
(Half-price initial consultation - £20)
Clinical hypnotherapy - £65 per session
(Half-price initial consultation - £30)
Tuesday to Friday (evenings: 6 pm to 9 pm) Saturdays - 12 pm to 4 pm
I am here to help you. These are just some of the problems/issues that I can help you with:
- Panic Attacks
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Problem Behaviours
- Grief and Loss
- Relationship Problems
- Couples Counselling
- Phobias and Fears
- Smoking Cessation
- Pain Relief
- Weight Management (HypnoSlimmer)