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 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
Free initial consultation.
£50 up to an hour session.
£275 for 6 session block.
I also offer 4 sessions a week for those on a low income at £30 a session.