I am an accredited MBACP registered psychotherapist with over 12 years experience I can support in diverse areas such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, anger, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, life transitions, loss, trauma and many others. I work with adults of all ages and backgrounds. Therapy is tailored to the individual, I am invested in what works best for you but equally where we understand that counselling is about change, change which can be non-threatening and liberating.
Therapy can be seen as personal development, a safe therapeutic space where you can explore themes going on for you in a non-judgemental, empathic environment. Therapy can bring insight and self-awareness into your own behaviours, that may not be working for you. Therapy helps process emotions, reframe, bring relief through clarity.
My professional training and experience equip me to work very flexibly and tailor my approach to individual needs. I am an integrative therapist using Person Centred and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and specifically, to treat trauma, EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprogramming) - I always seek to show compassion, warmth and sometimes humour in my approach.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Over 12 years practice, 1000+ client hours
- Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling - Accredited, Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy/MBACP
- Accredited status with BACP
- Diploma in Life Coaching/City & Guilds Teaching Diploma
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Part 1, 2 and 3, to treat trauma in many different forms e.g. PTSD, Domestic Abuse, RTA's
- Certificate Solution Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: Challenging Eating Disorders certification
- Managing Change and Conflict
- Diploma in Couples counselling
- Certificate bereavement and loss
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with