You may be interested in therapy because you are struggling with something. The situation may be impacting on your feelings, thoughts, behaviours, work, health or relationships. Perhaps you want help in navigating through a time of loss, change or development.
Perhaps you want to understand your life (past, present or future) and your identity more clearly, to be able to explore and make choices that leave you fulfilled. Maybe you'd like to find a space to express yourself and be heard by another person without any judgement, pressure or agenda.Therapy offers an opportunity to do all of the above and more, in the context of a confidential, respectful and trusting relationship.
I am an integrative therapist, which means that I am trained to draw flexibly on a range of therapeutic approaches, tailored - in dialogue with you - to suit your current needs and preferences. As we go along we will discover and monitor what seems to be more or less helpful to you. I will encourage you to take the lead in terms of what material you bring and how you might want us to explore it.
I will seek to help you use all your personal and life resources - thoughts, feelings, strengths, convictions, relationships, and more - to increase the freedom you have to make the choices and changes you want.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) (register number 380867) and am bound by their ethical framework.
Sessions are 50 minutes long and will usually take place on a weekly basis, face-to-face.
After an initial taster session, during which we will assess your needs, you will be free to choose whether to move forward with therapy. We can discuss how working together might look: for example, in a time-limited or open-ended way.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of East London (a BACP-accredited course).
I have worked with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, bereavement, addictions, trauma, stress, and difficulties with relationships and employment, amongst others.
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 per session. A limited number of concessionary slots may be available.