Life can be hard, and being human can be a tough gig. When things reach a point that you feel you can’t do it all by yourself, it can help to talk to someone independent whose job it is to listen, help you explore things, and have your back. You don’t have to suffer in silence.
You may be experiencing a challenging stage in life, a conflicted state of mind, or a difficulty within yourself that keeps on returning to trouble you. Working with a trained professional in a confidential setting can be helpful in gaining valuable insight into your situation, and bringing about much-needed change.
I support people who want to work with:
- Emotional issues such as anxiety, depression, dissociation, low self-esteem/confidence, high sensitivity (‘HSP’s).
- Situational issues such as stress, grief, lack of assertiveness, isolation, work or career-related matters.
- Issues of meaning, spirituality, lack of direction.
- Recovery from childhood trauma, early abandonment, C-PTSD, growing up as a Third-Culture Kid (‘TCK’).
It may feel confronting to take that first step and ask for help, especially at a time when you might be in quite a vulnerable place. I well remember how awkward it was for me. With that in mind, if you would like to get in touch to find out more, or just test the waters, please know I’ll do what I can to make it as easy as possible. Please email me with any initial questions you might have, and I'm usually able to reply within 2-3 days.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Postgraduate Diploma (with Merit) in Psychosynthesis Counselling from the Psychosynthesis Trust, and am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I also hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology and am a member of the British Psychological Society.
I am trained in an integrative style of counselling which draws on teachings from the psychodynamic, person-centred, gestalt and transpersonal schools of thought. This style works with body, feelings and mind to resolve internal conflicts and integrate them in service of a deeper connection to your authenticity. How this shows up in our work will depend on where you are at and what you are wanting to work on. No two clients are alike and I work to tailor our sessions to suit you best.
As a member of the BACP (registration number 385971), I work in accordance with their ethical standards and in the strictest confidentiality.
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
£55.00 per session
If your financial circumstances have been impacted by current events or you are an NHS front-line worker, please contact me to discuss a temporary fee reduction. I also have some slots available at a reduced fee for those on low income.
Concessions offered for
I also hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology and am a member of the British Psychological Society.