I am a fully qualified Person Centred therapist and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have trained in both the person centred and psychodynamic approaches and have subsequently learnt to integrate a number of different ideas to meet the varying needs of the people I work with. My professional experience and qualifications allow you to know that I have the relevant training and rigour to do the work but humans are profoundly unique and job titles are not. As Jung said: ‘Learn your theories as well as you can, but put them away when you touch the miracle of the living soul." [Carl G. Jung, Contributions to Analytical Psychology. (1928)
I believe that each person I work with knows better than I do where it hurts. My work is in helping them to identify that hurt and learn to understand it.
Although I list below some of my areas of experience, it may be useful to know that evidence consistently points to the 'click' between client and therapist as being more important in meeting aims than finding a therapist who has worked with a particular issue before.
- Work-related issues
- Self-esteem issues
Having been in long term counselling and psychotherapy myself, I know how important it is to find a therapist you can trust and feel safe enough to work with. If you would like to find out more about me or my practice, send me an email and we can arrange a time for a free 30 minute telephone consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Grad Dip, Person Centred Counselling, The Metanoia Institute
- MA, Psychoanalytic Studies, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust
- BA Hons, English Literature and Philosophy, Trinity College Dublin
- Many other CPD days with accredited providers.
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 work weekdays - daytime and evenings.