Anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, low motivation - I will work with you to sort through these negative feelings that can hold you back and cause confusion and distress.
All sessions are currently online, creating a safe space in which you can reflect on your life experiences, current problems and challenges, and work towards positive changes.
About the counselling I offer
Person-centred therapy focuses on the client as the expert, with the counsellor taking a non-directive approach and providing a safe environment to fully explore all aspects of the self without fear of judgement. Existential therapy is concerned with searching for meaning, recognising where meaning is found, and taking control over the choices in everyday life that contribute to living in a meaningful way. Working across these two types of therapy, I will support and encourage you to work towards an understanding and acceptance of yourself, and a realisation of the power and control you have to make changes and achieve your full potential.
Cognitive Behavioural techniques are methods of recognising where thought patterns can lead to destructive behaviour and challenging the beliefs that perpetuate the behaviour. I find that combining Cognitive Behavioural methods with an exploration of the self that comes with the Person-Centred/Existential model, a deeper understanding of issues can be gained whilst maintaining a focus on simply feeling better and more able to function day-to-day.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling, and I am a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
I have a Masters degree in Psychology, and am currently studying the Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. I am a member of the British Psychological Society.
I currently work for the NHS as an Assistant Psychologist and as a Trainee Counselling Psychologist in a Community Mental Health Team.
I have previous experience of counselling within a university health department and an NHS GP surgery, and have worked in senior management in health and social care.
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
Sessions last for 50 minutes and the non-reduced fee is £60 per session.
Contact me to discuss reduced fees if you have low or no income.