My approach to working with client is an integrative one. This means that I believe that every one is individual and different things work for different people. Therefore I adapt my approach to suit the individual I am working with. It is important that the work we do together is beneficial to you and therefore I will be led by what works for you.
Whilst I work in an integrative way the basis of that integration is relational. I strongly believe that it is our early relational bonds that influence the person we become. I also believe that in order to best help you our therapeutic relationship will be important. It can tell us a lot about how you relate in the wider world and can provide a safe and encouraging environment for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been training in the area of Psychology for the past 15 years. I completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Lincoln in Psychology with Clinical Psychology. I have an MSc in Forensic Psychology and a Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling. I am currently completing a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy at the Metanoia Institute and am due to complete this is 2022.
I have a wide variety of clinical experience. I have worked for 8 years within a secure psychiatric hospital supporting adults with complex and acute mental health difficulties and learning difficulties. I have worked with male offenders within a prison setting on a 1:1 basis and with women at a local women’s centre. My role at Nottingham women’s centre has included 1:1 therapeutic work with women struggling with a variety of issues ranging from mental health to trauma and domestic violence. I currently work offering counselling to young people between the ages of 10 and 25 with Kooth plc and have in the past worked with Childline offering crisis counselling.
My private practice work has included in-depth work on a 1:1 and couples basis.
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
Individual 50 minute sessions are £45.00
I offer a free 30 minute telephone consultation to discuss the things you would like help with and as a chance for you to ask any questions you may have.
I also offer a small concession for current students.
I am offering sessions via telephone or video (zoom) during the current Covid-19 pandemic.