'The beauty of life is, while we cannot undo what is done, we can see it understand it, learn from it and change... so that every new moment is spent not in regret, guilt, fear or anger but in wisdom, understanding and love'. JE.
Most people experience times when external support becomes needed to go through difficulties or distress.
I trained with the Karuna Institute in Devon, Doing two diplomas in mindfulness in relationship before embarking on the Masters.
In Core Process Psychotherapy both therapist and client are engaged in a joint healing process. In a compassionate and emphatic field, there is a developing awareness of how our history can limit us in our daily lives and relationships and a shift from identification with conditioned self is the start of the healing journey.
As part of my training, I have volunteered on a dementia ward and an acute mental health ward. I have trained as a Cruse Bereavement Volunteer, worked for Mind in Wiltshire and as well as having a private practice am currently an associate with Taunton Counselling Services.
I have worked with people suffering from depression, anxiety, bereavement, loss. emotional, physical and psychological abuse, neglect, trauma, sexual abuse, people having relationship issues, people suffering from low self esteem and confidence.
Training, qualifications & experience
I embarked on a Masters in Core Process Psychotherapy after having been a dairy farmer for 20 years so my connection to the earth and ground is strong.
I am a member of BACP, accredited with UKCP through being a member of ACPP (Association of Core Process Psychotherapists) and abide by their codes of ethics.
I have been seeing clients for the last 6 years coming for a variety of issues, short term and long term and have quite a lot of hours under my belt.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
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
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
Concessions offered for
There is a fee of £25 for the initial consultation. Sessions are £45 per hour. We meet weekly and there is a cancellation fee if less than a week's notice is given. Some concessions are available.
I work from home in a purpose built psychotherapy studio which provides a safe and calm space for us to work in. There is disable access.
I now also offer session remotely: Zoom, WhatsApp video calls, Skype...