I am a fully qualified and registered counsellor and psychotherapist. My wish is to provide a friendly, non-judgmental space where you can feel safe to explore the concerns that bring you into therapy. By offering my understanding, support and attention I hope that we can work together to gain more clarity on what troubles you. A great respect for every person's individuality and needs is at the heart of my clinical practice.
I believe the past plays a role in shaping who we are, how we have learned to cope with difficulties, and how we see the world in general. A nurturing environment is what we need to explore these early influences, make sense of what happened and how it has affected us and be able to grow and learn to lead a more satisfying and fulfilling life. Counselling for me is about care and concern, time and patience and the re-discovering (or creating for the first time) a solid and loving relationship first with our own self and then with others. It is about being seen and accepted for who you are.
People seek counselling for a number of reasons ranging from relationship difficulties, feeling anxious or depressed, problems at work or because of a traumatic event or a loss in the past or no so distant past. Others have more of a general feeling of dissatisfaction and loss of purpose and wish to find out why this is so. Whatever the reason, we all need warmth, care and understanding to grow and reach our full potential, especially so at times when we feel vulnerable or in distress. I have training and clinical experience in working with a variety of different concerns.
Every person is unique in the reasons that bring them into counselling but also in the way they feel comfortable working in, therefore the length of therapy can be short-term or longer term. It is important that you feel you can set your own pace. We will discuss and agree together a time-frame that would be just right for you.
My private practice is situated in the village of Calverton, conveniently located for North Nottingham and the nearby villages of Southwell and Woodborough. There is parking available but it is also easily accessible via public transport.
I am passionate about my work and I make it a priority to engage in appropriate further training and development alongside regular clinical supervision whilst also adhering to UKCP and the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute ethical guidelines.
If you would like more information or to make an appointment please contact me by phone or email.I will be happy to answer any questions.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute)
MSc in Health Psychology (The University of Nottingham)
BSc Psychology (The University of Nottingham)
Continuing Professional Development
Qualified Counselling for Depression (CfD) Practitioner (The University of Nottingham)
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Part 1,2 and 3 Practitioner Training
Alongside private practice I have been working as a counsellor in the NHS since 2014.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with