Hello, I am an Integrative psychotherapist working from home in Moseley, Birmingham where I offer offer online, phone, and face to face sessions (taking appropriate measures). I have 12 years experience working in the social care sector (mental health/learning difficulties), and 4 years experience as as a therapist. Which I believe really equips me to help you move beyond the difficulties you are having, working with your uniqueness, and not just providing a generalized service. 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.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
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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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
High sensitivity - Highly sensitive person
From £45.00 to £50.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
£50 - standard session (face to face)
£45- discounted rate, and also online sessions.
(please see my website for more details)
When I work
Online or phone counselling / therapy available, and now also face to face (I am fully vaccinated / take regular tests).
I have worked in the Social care sector for 12 years predominantly within the learning disability, mental health sectors. This provided me with sound experience of how to engage with people, and understand your needs as a client, on a broader level.