I offer evening and daytime sessions of psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy.
Ongoing therapy provides the opportunity for us to make sense of your feelings, thoughts and behaviour and to help you develop resources to live life more fully.
In order to help you understand and change your situation we will explore:
- What is happening in your life at the moment.
- What has happened to you in the past.
- How the past might be impacting on the present.
- What you are thinking and feeling in the session.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have extensive experience over thirty years of in working with people struggling with personal issues and mental health problems. MA Hons Philosophy, 1978; CSS, 1991; Post Grad Dip Counselling, 2009; MSc Counselling, 2009.
I am a qualified and accredited psychodynamic practitioner.
I work with people who are often struggling with personal, relationship and/or work issues which have resulted in stress, depression, anxiety, anger, low self esteem and lack of motivation. I also work with people who are experiencing physical symptoms such as headaches or problems with eating, sleeping or self-care.
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.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Issues of identity and personal development.
Fees are available on request and are negotiable depending on circumstances.
I offer both daytime and evening sessions between Monday and Friday. Early sessions pre-work are available if required.
In the first session the aim is to explore your situation and what you hope to gain from therapy. If you then wish to proceed we will discuss and agree the arrangements for regular ongoing sessions.
Sessions are generally weekly and last fifty minutes.
In sessions we will explore how present feelings, thoughts and patterns of behaviour can be affected by unconscious motivations and how patterns of relationships in the past can be repeated and re-enacted in the present.
This process helps you to move on from the past, develop your capacity to change and to make new choices in your life.
Psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy is generally long-term though shorter work (generally around 20 sessions) is available if this is all that is required.