These days there are many different approaches to counselling and therapy, as well as lots of therapists to choose from. It can be challenging to work out which is the best one for you, and who to work with. Especially so when your struggling and need help. When I've looked myself, I've learnt to trust my initial response or gut feeling that this therapist seems solid and that their approach is interesting. Next I've got in touch and either talked or met with them to see if it is a good fit. For me that is with someone who can hold what is said in confidence, and can both support and occasionally challenge me, as we've worked together. Just as I've greatly benefited from this, my aim is to offer the same support to you.
My initial training in counselling/psychotherapy was in Integrative Psychosynthesis. Integrative means that I draw upon knowledge and understanding from across the range of psychotherapeutic practice depending on your needs. Psychosynthesis means I also include inspiration and perspective from the soulful dimensions of life as well as from the natural world, in my work.
Integrative Psychosynthesis helps us to meet our challenges and be with the full range of human experience, both the dark and the light. It assists us to address our current issues, to develop and grow as a human being, to free ourselves up from the past and more fully express our potential. It also helps us to discover the deeper meaning and purpose of our life.
As well as my private practice, I have also worked for over three years in a leading Hospice, helping people of many different cultures and beliefs work through their loss and/or preparation for loss of a loved one, as well as assisting in care to terminally ill patients. My work can be of great assistance during this time of deep and potentially challenging transition, and has helped people find solace and peace.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis Counselling from Re•Vision Centre for Integrative Psychosynthesis. I have also qualified as a Doctor of Chiropractic and Craniosacral Therapist.
I volunteered as a bereavement counsellor for three years at St Joseph's Hospice. I have run my own integrative health practice for eleven years.
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.
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
£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Free initial consultation (20-30mins)
£60 up to an hour session.
£330 for 6 session block.
I offer 3 sessions a week for key worker/low income/student at £30 a session.
When I work
Mainly daytime availability currently