A Time for Yourself
Have you come to a place where you know it is time to deal with your emotional world or difficulties in life? Perhaps you have issues with a relationship, loss, past trauma or anxiety, or you just know there is something in your past that needs to be explored and healed.
It takes courage to begin the journey and look within honestly and fearlessly, well done for getting to this point.
Particular issues of interest to me are; childhood trauma and abuse, relationship and relatedness issues, self-esteem, individuation, spirituality, anxiety and depression, alcohol and addiction.
How I will work with you
I help you to access your deeper unconscious self through exploring dreams, metaphors and inner dialogue; helping you connect with information on the edge of awareness. Accessing the unconscious in this way can help you find your own answers to issues and help you connect with your personal experience of your past and how it affects your present.
My theoretical approach is integrative, bringing together a number of different approaches. This includes working in a psychodynamic way, particularly from a Jungian perspective, using dreams, visualisation and creativity to look at the dynamics of relationships, both consciously and unconsciously. Spiritual and transpersonal dimensions can also be explored in the work if required. I also have a person-centered approach to the work, with you as the expert in your life; I aim to empower you to do what is right for you, rather than advise or tell you what to do.
I have a background in working with the inner child and using inner dialogues to promote healing – integrating aspects of TA, psychosynthesis and Gestalt. I also work with attachment based issues.
These approaches also provide powerful ways to help you access your inner world; your own wisdom and understanding of your experiences. From here you can make changes if you choose to.
Training, qualifications & experience
I adhere to the BACP ethical framework in my psychotherapeutic work.
- BSc Psychology (Hons) 1987
- Cert Counselling 1989
- Groupwork skills 1990
- Post-graduate Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling Diploma Level 6 (distinction) 2021
Experience: 9 years in practice in '89-'98. Work with meditation and groups, training of counselors for voluntary agencys in Berkshire 93-98, more recently working in Wales and online.
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
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
£45 for 50 min session Payable in advance.
Free initial telephone chat for 15 min by appointment.
Initial Session to explore fully how we might work together is paid at usual rate
At the moment there is one slot available
Further details, including confidentiality and full contract, are available on request. Before the initial session a 15 min informal chat can be arranged to ask any initial questions.