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Reaching out can be hard and life’s difficulties are rarely easily understood.
You might be feeling overwhelmed, confused, experiencing difficulties in relationships, feeling depressed and/or anxious, or just not feeling 'right'.
I am an experienced therapist, BACP member and am currently expanding my professional studies on an MSC in Existential Psychotherapy at Middlesex University.
Therapy is a place to find out what's going on and how we can help ourselves.
A sense of low self-worth and a critical inner-voice can hold us back from understanding our concerns. In therapy, we work together to pick apart these messages and replace them with self-compassion, awareness, understanding and choice.
Whatever your situation, it can be helpful to talk things through with someone neutral and objective in a safe and confidential space. I aim to support clients with a down-to-earth approach in opening up their world to more possibility and different perspectives. I reflect back what you bring and believe in a relationship where the client has autonomy in the process of therapy.
Possible benefits of therapy:
- a new perspective
- letting go of shame and self-judgement
- becoming at ease with anxiety
- Developing skills to improve relationships
- embracing choice
- a greater sense of resilience and trust in oneself
- a deeper understanding of past experience and future possibility
Together, we can explore thoughts, emotions, relationships, and patterns of behaviour that may impact on our sense of self and wellbeing.
I believe that our early experience in life is informative and that an exploration of the different parts of ourselves - and our world - can lead to therapeutic change.
I am all too aware of how difficult it is to find the right therapist! As such, I encourage and offer a free 30 minute phone call where we can chat through your concerns and you can find out a bit about my approach. If it feels like we'd work well together, we can then move forward and book a session. I will always be transparent about my availability and keep a waiting list.
As an integrative therapist, I apply my knowledge of a range of theoretical approaches to suit the individual relationship. My work is chiefly influenced by humanistic and existential thinking. I have a particular interest in 'inner-child' work and shame.
My therapeutic approach will offer you a supportive, non-judgemental, safe and reflective environment in which to explore the possible causes of the difficulties you are experiencing and the resulting emotions that arise.
I value the client/therapist relationship and create an environment of empathy - free of judgement with a down-to-earth approach.
I encourage clients to bring themselves and to know that any aspect of their self, history, or experience - even the bits they don’t like - are welcome.
I believe that with the right support we all have the resources to reflect on what is it important to us and find a new perspective and better understanding of our lives. This can bring about psychological as well as physical change.
Training, qualifications & experience
Trained and qualified in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling (Level 4 Dip - CPCAB). I am presently undergoing further professional studies, studying for a Masters in Existential Psychotherapy Studies (NSPC / Middlesex University).
This approach, with its attention to meaning, lived experience and values and beliefs, draws on philosophical ideas – addressing the often deep-rooted anxieties of existence and life’s limitations.
Previous to working as a therapist, I had a long career in pastoral care, music and education, graduating with a BA Hons in Music from The University of Bristol and a PGCE in Secondary Education from Bath Spa University.
I have worked for the past two years as a counsellor at a large mental health charity in Swindon.
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
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
£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person or telephone session
When I work
It might sound obvious, but finding the right therapist for you is important.
For therapy to work well, you need someone you can trust, respect and feel safe with.
As such, I offer all clients a free consultation where we can chat through what you are looking for and find out if we are a good fit to work together.
***I am presently opening spaces in a lovely room in DEVIZES Market Place.***
I work from a discreet studio (with private parking) in the village of Cherhill, just off the A4 between Marlborough and Calne. I also see clients online via Zoom or Teams, phone, or a hybrid of both.
You can call or message on: 07967484222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org