I am a humanistic integrative, attachment-based counsellor, fully registered member of the BACP, working with individuals online and face-to-face.
I strongly believe that our primary relationships and early experiences influence our present and can negatively impact on our lives, affecting how we relate to others, how we deal with endings and loss, how we cope with difficulties and challenges in our lives, even if we do not realise it. We may experience overwhelming feelings. We may feel we are not good enough, that we do not fit in, that there is something wrong with us. We might even be ashamed of who we are as a person. Relational dynamics may emerge that tend to result in us feelings preoccupied, anxious or depressed, contributing to low self-esteem. We may be left with a sense of being stuck or unable to cope with situations. Feelings such as those often occur and persist because of past deep-rooted experiences.
It can be very hard to get beyond these past experiences. I am genuinely passionate about providing my clients with a secure base for exploration of feeling and thoughts. A safe space in the company of a non-judgemental other where you can work through what brings you to counselling.
We will work in collaboration in order to gain a greater understanding of the issues that have brought you to counselling. Counselling relies, to a great extent on building a human connection between counsellor and clients, where a deep level of trust is established. I believe that the relationship between counsellor and client is the core of the therapeutic process and the foundation of this relationship are empathy, exploration, compassion, connection and cooperation.
In these ways you may achieve resolution of long-standing conflicts, may process even the toughest experiences and to become more confident and genuine in the way you relate to other people in your life.
My first session
The first session is very much about building a shared understanding and a foundation for our work together. I will find out what is bringing you to therapy and what you are hoping to get out of it. I will also take a throughout life history as I am interested in the whole person. Please note that this can take up to few sessions.
Once the assessment is completed, we will decide if we are both comfortable to proceed. If we are, we will move to the main part of our work. We will then meet weekly and our sessions will last 50 minutes. Regularity and continuity are especially important to good therapy.
You may set up your first appointment by sending me an email with a brief description of your situation together with any other relevant information or questions. Or call me for a free 20 minute phone consultation where we can briefly discuss the reasons for you seeking counselling and how counselling can help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
- Attachment-based and Relational therapist
- Fully registered member of the BACP
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
From £50.00 to £60.00
I offer a free 20 minutes telephone or online session
Earliest appointment 7am (online)
Latest appointment 9pm (online)