Welcome. I am an experienced Core Process psychotherapist, registered with UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and also ACPP (Association for Core Process Psychotherapists).
I offer a safe, non-judgemental and compassionate listening space where I invite you to share what is concerning you. It might be a specific issue that you would like some support with such as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, or a more deep seated disquiet, a sense of a search for something more meaningful and deeper in your life. Sometimes we can have this feeling that 'something is wrong with me', however it is often that things have happened in our lives that have affected us. Therapy offers the possibility of trying to make sense of this. It is about exploring what has happened, what is happening now, and not, what is wrong with me.
If you are thinking about psychotherapy for the first time, or wishing to try a different type of therapy, it is important that you feel comfortable as it is the relationship between you and your therapist that is the most effective means of healing. Therefore I offer an initial meeting up to an hour which is free, where we can check out how it is to be together and look at any questions you may have around what you are seeking and hoping for in coming into therapy. If for whatever reason, I am not the right person for you, I can suggest other therapists.
Core Process psychotherapy uses a mindfulness approach which looks at how we relate to our present moment experience. We practise doing this with awareness and not judging what we notice, such as different feelings or sensations, but just allowing these to be as they are. This type of inquiry can start to free up different ways of relating to these feelings and sensations in yourself, or towards others and the environment around you.
I am bound by the Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Conduct for Psychotherapists, as adopted by ACPP (Association for Core Process Psychotherapists).
I am bound also by the UKCP Ethical Principles and Codes of Professional Conduct, Complaints and Conduct Process.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Mindfulness Based Psychotherapeutic Practice - Middlesex University and Karuna Institute
UKCP accredited core process psychotherapist
Registered Member of UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists)
Member of ACPP (Association of Core Process Psychotherapists)
Prior to qualifying as a core process psychotherapist, I was a registered social worker working with older people. I also worked at Deaf Action.
My experience is working with individuals on a one to one basis. I offer long term and short term psychotherapy and have experience in a range of different areas.
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.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings