I believe that people work through issues in their own way when they are ready to. There can be a lot of experiences that have brought you to the stage you are at in your life where you have decided to access counselling.
Over the years I have become more interested in working with images as a useful way to support people in their process. Working with art can be a more spontaneous, creative way of working and a useful tool for expression and self-awareness.
I follow the person-centred approach when working with art. This means that I don’t interpret but offer an empathic, non-judgemental relationship from which we can explore your image work. As we explore, messages can bubble to the surface, a subconscious communication all dressed up visually from you to yourself. It’s important to go at your pace, and to wait for your meanings to emerge.
When someone let’s go and immerses themselves in their image process, then something special may happen. From that expression and exploration, your self-awareness may grow and, from that you may become more able to take the steps towards creating change in your life.
I have worked in range of settings from community to general practitioners and prisons. I have worked with a wide spectrum of people with different life experiences in both one to one and group work. I have extensive experience of supporting people who are caught up in addiction as they take stock of their situation and consider their process to secure change.
As a member of BACP I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy which can be found at www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Person Centred Art Therapy Skills
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
£40.00 but if this is not affordable I am happy to negotiate