I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist. I adopt an “integrative” approach. By this I mean that I draw on many different therapeutic methods and models in my work and tailor the approach to what best suits you and the topic. As well as “traditional” counselling and psychotherapy, I can offer: (i) therapy with psycho-education – particularly useful for relationship issues, anger management issues and managing stress and anxiety (ii) trauma focused work - The purpose of these sessions is to reduce the present-day impact on you of past trauma e.g. if you have suffered physical, mental or sexual abuse, including bullying; a bereavement, including a miscarriage or loss of a relationship; trauma giving birth, or an accident and (iii) therapy whilst walking - useful if you find it easier to talk when walking or want to combine looking after your body with looking after your mental well-being.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Stress and Anger Management Facilitation 2006 (British Association of Anger Management) including modules in Mindfulness, Working with Trauma and CBT; Traumatic Incident Reduction Training (TIRA) 2006, 2007 and 2008; Advanced Integrated Domestic Violence Training (DVIP) 2009; Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Spectrum) 2000-2014 including specialist programmes in Working with Anger, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Clinical Skills and Sexuality. EMDR training 2018. BA (Hons) Durham University 1989. Previously a practising Family Law Specialist Solicitor (from 1993) and Mediator (from 1998).
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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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
£75 per 50 minute session. Evening sessions £85 per session.