I have worked as a Psychotherapist and Counsellor for 15 years, both with individuals and groups. I use a psychodynamic and Existential approach in my practice, however over the years I have continued my professional development and will use the best approach to meet my clients individual needs.
I have experience working in both organisations and the NHS, where I primarily work with clients who have suffered very undermining experiences in childhood, which have had a profound impact on their identity and how they see themselves, their ability to manage their emotions and interpersonal relationships. It is here that I specialised in working with trauma, complex needs and PTSD both with individuals and groups.
My work in private practice is more varied, and includes clients with a wide range of presenting concerns, including anxiety, depression, bereavement, addictions, or those who have questions about life and relationships, their sexuality, parenting, or how to manage certain life transitions, such as a break-up, redundancy or significant life changes.
Choosing to invest in yourself is an important decision, I work offering both short term and longer-term, open ended therapy. I am able to offer a confidential space where I will value your time and equally invest in your future, offering care and concern be it a road to recovery or an exploratory transition. I hope our work together will give you the tools you need to progress in your future.
Whatever your particular concern, please make contact for an initial consultation, so that we can think about how best to progress from here.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA, BA UKCP, UPCA Registered .
I am a registered Psychotherapist and counsellor having 15 years experience working as a Psychotherapist and Counsellor within mental health settings, within Organisations, The NHS, Charities and in private practice.
I have worked successfully using a Psychodynamic and Existential approach to the difficulties that individuals bring, being informed by continuing professional development and an interest in finding the best possible outcome for my clients.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60 - Initial Consultation
£60 - 50 minute session
£50 - £60 limited concessionary fee by agreement due to personal circumstances.