Struggling with relationships, family, anxiety, low self-esteem, bereavement, concern about your future, the way you eat? Whatever your concern, talking about it and exploring why you live the way you do helps. Seeking therapy does not mean there is something wrong with you - everyone faces hurdles - instead therapy offers a way of learning more about yourself and how you can live better. I take a positive view of people and their innate drive and ability to heal and grow.
The core of my work is a person-centred, humanistic approach (grounded in the theory of Carl Rogers), offered in a comfortable, empathetic setting in which you can explore the issues you face without being judged or shamed, enabling your voice to be heard and for you to be understood. I am an integrative psychotherapist which means that I draw from a variety of well-regarded theories, including elements of Freud and Jung (psychoanalysis), Assagioli (psychosynthesis) and existential psychotherapy. I also sometimes use CBT.The humanistic element of the therapy provides you with a comfortable space in which you can explore the issues you face without being judged or shamed, enabling your voice to be heard and you to be understood.
Therapy will enable you to understand who you are, what you want and how you can address your problems. This will allow you to build up your own sense of self, to trust in yourself and face the world with more confidence, make necessary changes to how you live and gain long-term strength and capabilities.
We will undo unhelpful behaviours, which often stem from the coping strategies we have devised to get us through life, but which are no longer serving us.
My approach does not just concentrate on difficulties but also on your potential.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Masters (MSc) in Counselling and Psychotherapy, UCC
- Post-graduate diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, UCC
- BA (Hons) Psychotherapy, OU
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 an hour
£60 an hour for couples and families
First session £25