I am a fully qualified and registered Integrative psychotherapist. I work from home in Moseley, Birmingham and offer you a quiet, comfortable space where you are free to explore whatever you need to, taking as long as you need to. Without judgement, or condemnation. I go beyond the general empathic listening / counselling (though an important aspect of therapy), to working with you to look at route, and current causes, of your difficulties. Repressing or 'bottling up' how you feel - creates fatigue, muscle tension, anger, addiction, and emotional, and relational problems. I have a strong belief also that 'blame the individual' (genes, chemicals, bad childhood) is a limited way of looking at emotional / mental health problems. We have to look also at the environment and society we live in. That will have shaped you, and continues to do so (often out of your awareness). There are many aspects to wider culture - that continue to create 'sickness' in individuals - so you are not somehow entirely to blame, for your difficulties and problems. That said, personal responsibility, autonomy, and self belief, are huge aspects in recovering from mental, and emotional distress. We need others as well. We need community too. So working from these different viewpoints, I support you to look at the various needs you have, and accept and celebrate aspects of yourself that you have long denied, and rejected. Feelings, memories, emotions (long buried), can be released, and integrated.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Integrative psychotherapy 2015-2019. Sherwood Psychotherapy training Institution, Nottingham.
Graduate certificate in Integrative Counselling studies 2014-2015. Newman University, Birmingham.
Graduate Diploma in Psychology. 2012-2013. Aston University, Birmingham.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
High sensitivity - Highly sensitive person
£40 Standard rate
£35 Students, Over 65, NHS / Key workers
Concessions offered for
I have worked in the Social care sector for 12 years predominantly within the learning disability, mental health sectors. And continue to do so. This provides me with sound experience of how to engage with people, and understand your needs as a client, on a broader level.