Hello and welcome. I am a qualified Counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
I offer 1-2-1, Relational Integrative psychotherapy to adults aged 18+. You might come to work with me if you are experiencing relational difficulties, chronic anxiety, inner conflict, emotional dysregulation, low self-esteem or have experienced abuse or neglect in your adult or childhood relationships. Often, these issues have roots in past trauma, and we will work together to integrate the different aspects of your life and self into a secure and coherent narrative; helping you feel whole, confident and assured.
I work on an open-ended, usually long-term basis. I prioritise the development of a secure therapeutic relationship in order to explore the roots of psychological distress and behavioural complications. In my personal and professional experience, I have found that working at this depth provides the optimum chance to heal the experiences that underlie symptoms such as anxiety, inner turmoil and emotional pain.
Rather than prescribing a specific number of sessions and strategies to ‘treat’ a specific ‘issue’, we work together to develop a joint understanding of how you have come to be where and who you are today. From this new place of self-knowledge and awareness, you are well-equipped and supported to make the changes you want in your life.
The therapeutic relationship provides a model of secure and healthy ways of being and relating and we actively use this to help you develop and integrate safe, reciprocal and enriching relationships with yourself and others. Not only does this help you resolve your present issue, but it also provides the confidence to manage future life challenges.
I invite you to get in touch and arrange a free phone call to discuss what's going on for you and how we might work together
Training, qualifications & experience
University of Middlesex: FdA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling with Transactional Analysis: Distinction. This is a BACP Accredited course, studied over 4 years
University of Southampton: BSc (Hons) Anthropology
Diploma to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (Psychology)
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
£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Counselling at WellSpace is £60 per 60 minute session.
At first contact, I offer a free 15 minute phone call to briefly discuss your needs and availability. This is followed by an in-person initial needs assessment, which is a full 60 minute session and so charged at £60. If, during this session, I believe you would be better supported by a different type of practitioner; or you decide not to continue into therapy with me, we can discuss this and I can refer you on appropriately.
WellSpace is a busy practise and these times reflect my available hours currently (Oct 2021). Please do get in touch if you have a time that isn't listed as I may have further availability.