I offer a creative and integrative approach, integrating humanist, cognitive and psycho-dynamic theories to explore individual needs. The process of therapy is client-led and is a essentially a relationship where we can explore your issues and unique personal landscape, integrating past, present and future, to reach greater understanding and develop insight, whether it is to increase self-awareness or fulfilment in life or to cope with any kind of difficulty or change in times of trauma such as divorce or bereavement.
Counselling can provide a non-judgemental and confidential space to be heard and reflect away from others or environments that may cloud your vision. Sometimes we can't see the wood for the trees and it is maybe too difficult or challenging talking to friends, family members or colleagues. Counselling can be that supportive space and time to make sense of things and reflect on the issues of your life that are affecting you.
If you are think counselling might help you, you can email me or telephone for an introductory chat and we can arrange an initial appointment to look at how we can work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma BSc (Hons) Degree in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Middlesex University '15
I have more than 500 hours over seven years plus art therapy in group and 1:1
I also have a BA(Hons) Degree in Visual Communications (Film & Photography) from Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh '93
I am a registered member of the BACP, the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their ethical framework for the counselling professions. I am a member of SAC, the Suffolk Association for Counselling and I am applying for membership of the UKCP, UK Council for Psychotherapy, to which my BSc is accredited. I attend regular supervision.
I work in private practice and have some years of experience volunteering at a local agency and charity supporting families. I hold professional indemnity insurance and have an enhanced DBS check.
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
Fees are £40 per hour but I can offer some sliding scale reduced fee sessions of £30 subject to negotiation if you cannot pay the full amount.
Sessions last 50 minutes.
Therapy may be short, six sessions, or longer-term, a number of months or years depending on your needs. Therapy starts with an assessment session to see if you are happy to continue and work to a structure of usually weekly sessions of approximately 50 mins. I can also offer some sessions on-line.
I work from private rooms in two locations in Woodbridge and near Newbourne. There is free parking in both locations.