MA (Psychodynamic Counselling); MBACP
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I aim to instil an overall sense of mental wellbeing and health; to help clients work through past traumas by showing them a different, more positive way of understanding them; and to free individuals from long held anxieties so they can maintain better relationships and live a happier life.
Alongside Private Practice, I also work for the NHS as the Health and Wellbeing Practitioner at the Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire, offering onsite counselling to staff members.
Prior to re-training as a Counsellor, I worked for 14 years in the Financial Sector and so have plenty of knowledge and direct insight of the Corporate world. I believe this uniquely places me to *really* understand the kinds of challenge that individuals working in this demanding environment face.
My background is in counselling adults, from young adults (18+) through to older clients (94 has been my eldest to date). I have over two years experience of counselling residents, staff and family members within a care home setting. In particular I have gained specialist experience in working with clients affected by dementia and Alzheimers (whether themselves or family members).
I work by helping clients understand long-standing conflicts from their past. This helps them become more self-aware and bring what is ‘unconscious' into consciousness. Psychodynamic Counselling is known to be particularly effective at treating depression and other serious psychological disorders, especially in those who have lost meaning in their lives.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Psychodynamic Counselling - University of Essex (BACP Accredited Course)
Graduate Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling - University of Essex (BACP Accredited Course)
The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust Certificate - 'Working with Families with Physical Illness: A Systemic Approach'
Certificate in Working with Couples and Other Relationships - The Grove
Foundation Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling - Regent's University London
Member of the BACP (The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£60 per session - for individuals (payable either in cash or by advance bank transfer)
Prices for Family Sessions or Couples Sessions available on enquiry.
Concessions may be available depending on personal circumstances
When I work
Weekdays, evenings and Saturdays
Elderly Persons Disorders
However, I also have in-depth experience of dealing with the following, to name just a few: