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About me

I am an Integrative Therapist bringing both a Humanistic and Psychoanalytical way of working to the therapeutic connection, I hope to nurture with you.

This means your therapeutic counselling sessions will be led by you, as you choose to explore what feels most important, be they thoughts and feelings tied to the ‘here and now’ or experiences from the past that feel like they are dominating your present.

You may be examining your life, seeking meaning, reviewing relationships or pondering your future.

As your therapist I will support you in a gentle and grounded way, as we navigate your experiences and feelings. Perhaps, you feel nothing right now, disorientated, numb and unable to connect; therapy may help you develop a deeper understanding of self, uncover your creativity, feel a sense of empowerment and realise your potential.

I am passionate about mindfulness, creative visualisation, journaling and writing for therapeutic purposes. I can, if you wish, accompany you as you use meditation to ‘turn down’ the disturbances in your mind, body and soul. You may wish to be guided toward emotional freedom and connect with your soul purpose with creative visualisation.

I am happy to join you, if you decide to connect to your life story through writing and reflection, together we will unpack as you write and bear witness to events and emotions that feel like they have shaped you.

Be it random, unedited, free flowing thoughts, stories, letters, poetry or clear biographical narratives, you can experience the freedom writing brings, releasing, creating distance and sharing stories that are inspired by you, rather than imposed by others.

I have a therapeutic interest in the emotional impact of prejudice and oppression.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)

My support and therapeutic focus includes working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety and the impact of trauma.

I embrace difference, diversity and identity be it cultural, racial, sexual or gender based.

Some of my work includes therapeutically supporting  individuals who currently or historically sex work, those troubled by alcohol and or substance misuse or dependency; clients who may self-harm and survivors of sexual violence including rape and childhood sexual abuse.

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

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Rape
  • Adult Sexual Abuse
  • Historic Child Sexual Abuse
  • Culture
  • Language
  • Immigration
  • Sex Life
  • Gender Identity
  • Honour Based Violence
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Emotional Wellbeing
  • Mindfulness
  • Creative Visualisation
  • Meditation
  • Endings
  • Eating and Diet
  • Repeat Victimisation
  • Employment and work

Fees

Additional information

Therapeutic Counselling £50 per session

Couple counselling £90 per session

Group work £17.50-£25 per session

Further information

Writing for Therapeutic Purposes

I run a Creative Writing Club, all writers are welcome whether you are budding, occasional or experienced. We meet twice a month on Friday evenings 6.30-8.30pm

The session cost is £20 or £35 if both bi-monthly classes are booked together.

If you wish to explore the therapeutic power of creative writing in a small group setting, this creative writing club is for you.

Together we will go on a journey of discovery – using poetry, prose, free writing, mind mapping, fantasy letter writing, meditation and creative visualisation, to reconnect with you, name feelings and explore experiences.

Be part of an empowering creative adventure; we will discover, reframe and reauthor the stories you may have been told, by yourself or others… narratives that may no longer fit or serve you.

We will create a safe and intimate space defined by empathy, non-judgement, acceptance and freedom, as we create a unique and diverse body of work inspired by you.

You will write in a lovely peaceful room. To ensure your safety, maintain intimacy and respect confidentiality, Creative Writing Club members will be limited.

  • 13th September 2019 6.30-8.30pm; 27th September 2019 6.30-8.30pm
  • 11th October 2019 6.30-8.30pm; 25th October 2019 6.30-8.30pm
  • 8th November 2019 6.30-8.30pm; 22nd November 2019 6.30-8.30pm
  • 6th December 2019 6.30-8.30pm; 20th December 2019 6.30-8.30pm
  • Experience the cathartic and healing nature of the written word

Discover ways to find your feelings and express them on page

Connect with your inner self and release memories and regrets

Allow your writing to liberate you from emotional burdens and blocks

Detangle stressful thoughts, confusion and conflict

Challenge automatic negative thoughts and replace them with powerful affirmations

One-to-one therapeutic creative writing sessions can be booked with me.

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