I work with clients who are feeling stuck in life, and are looking to make a meaningful change. I help clients who are ready to start letting go of what is obstructing them from the kind of changes they would like to see. I work in the areas of anxiety, fear-based thinking, and disassociation or numbness from emotional pain. I invite clients to turn towards their emotional pain, distress, depression or other emotional difficulty, and accept themselves with compassion and openness. In deepening into our emotional pain, there comes with it a feeling of being met or heard and the possibility to move through difficulty.
Core Process therapy is a compassionate approach that offers an open space for a client to explore themselves at depth, and see their difficulties as information to become very interested in. This helps to remove defence mechanisms and be with the most difficult of feelings, such as desperateness, shame, loneliness, vulnerability and emotional distress.
We can often live in our heads, and this way of working invites a client to notice their embodied experience, feel their feelings, emotions and distress. If we can turn towards our internal life, we can deepen into our unconscious material and integrate this into our lives. In doing this, we can feel more empowered and aligned to our inner wisdom.
Training, qualifications & experience
2019: BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist. Registered Member MBACP (Accred).
2016-2020 - MA in Mindfulness Based Core Process Psychotherapy
2015: MBACP - Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
2011-2015 - Foundation Degree in Humanistic Existentialist Counselling - Vale and Glamorgan College
2015: Private Practice, Natural Health Clinic
2013: Counsellor - Mind
2011: Counsellor - Cruse Bereavement
Registered / Accredited
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I work on a weekly basis, at the same time each week for an hour's session.
Currently 1 hour sessions are £45, which is a trainee rate. While I am a fully qualified counsellor, accredited by BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), I am now working towards UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) qualifications.
If you would like to book an initial session to see what therapy with me would be like for you, please call, text or email. Currently sessions are on Zoom, Whatsapp, or phone call due to the pandemic.
I also plan to be seeing clients face-to-face from September 1st, in Castle Court: week day evenings, Tuesday afternoons, and Friday mornings. It is cleaned twice daily, with spotless facilities, and all surfaces of the room, including chairs, will be cleaned between each client; with a space of half an hour between each client work.