I aim to provide a compassionate, safe and non-judgmental space for you to attend to yourself. You may be seeking therapy to deal with your relationships, your life in general, anxiety, depression, crisis of meaning and life purpose- to name but a few. My hope is that this process will offer a precious and regular opportunity for you to take a fresh look at yourself and your life.
Fundamental to our work will be a relationship of trust and safety.
I follow the ethical guidelines of BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) around confidentiality and professional conduct. I also have full professional indemnity insurance.
My approach is based on the belief that as social beings our challenges need to be looked at in the context of our relationships. We also look at your individual and internal processes to improve self awareness. This may involve reflecting on your past and your past relationship patterns. However, my focus is generally on the here and now. This means paying attention to our mind, body and emotions, and how they can come into balance.
Our work will be tailored to your unique needs and aspirations. We can work on thought patterns and behaviours that don’t serve you anymore. Or we might want to trace back to earlier blocks and relationships. While my training is in Psychosynthesis (which emphasises a holistic approach) I draw upon other schools and modalities as necessary such as Gestalt, Psychodynamic, Mindfulness, Humanistic and others.
I work with a range of requirements: from short term solution focused work to long term counselling, working with deep rooted issues.
During the current Corona crisis I only offer online video sessions or telephone calls. Outdoor or Walking Therapy may be an option after the lockdown and when safe.
Training, qualifications & experience
My background and qualifications:
- MBACP (member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists)
- I have been trained in Systemic (holistic) approaches to human relationships ORSC and worked with couples and in corporate settings
- I am a trained and certified life coach CCCP
- BSc (Honours)
- MBA (LBS)
I continue to attend workshops and seminars to keep up to date.
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
concessions for key workers, students, student therapists
concessions for those with low income or less able to pay (self-assessed)
Concessions offered for
I am also an experienced trained and certified Life Coach and relationship Systemic Coach.