Psychotherapy is a journey of self discovery which can help to answer the ever-burning questions: why do we do the things we do? why do we think the thoughts we think? It offers a fresh perspective at ourselves and an opportunity to make more informed decisions. It asks of us: is what I am doing healthy for me? If not, what can I do to change it? And finally, how to make that change last? I think of it as a privilege to be able to assist my clients on their journeys and help them in overcoming the issues which have been preventing them from living happy, fulfilling and peaceful lives.
I have worked with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, PTSD symptoms, relationship difficulties and low self-esteem. I focus on creating a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space where we can think together about the difficulties in your life and where their roots are. Often, our past informs our present to a greater extent than we imagine.
I offer long-term open-ended psychotherapy as well as more focused short-term work. At the moment I work online/over the phone only.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist and a member of the BACP.
I have a lot of additional training in working with trauma and Complex-PTSD, as well as an extensive experience in working with clients with a history of sexual and physical abuse. I work in the private along with the third sector.
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
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
You can contact me to arrange a free 15 minutes initial phone consultation.
If you decide to work with me, we will continue with an assessment session which costs £60.
The fee for ongoing sessions will be discussed and agreed during the assessment session and will depend on your income and personal circumstances.