Emotional well-being and happiness are the way to a contented life however, in these uncertain times you may be feeling vulnerable and anxious. It can be beneficial to reach out and talk about your fears with someone who can listen with empathy and support you through the challenges ahead. Life events such as relationship difficulties, separation, divorce or bereavement still happen and stress may leave you feeling overwhelmed. Unhealthy ways of coping such as an eating disorder or addiction can be a way of masking the distress you feel inside, whilst trauma and PTSD can leave you feeling cut off from yourself and isolated.
As an Integrative Psychotherapist I can offer you a safe, confidential space where you can express your concerns. 'Integrative' simply means I integrate several different models of therapy in my philosophy, offering you a bespoke experience to help you integrate the difficult experiences in your life. At present I am offering online consultations via Zoom (unfortunately I am unable to accept new clients face-to-face at the present time).
I have a relational/developmental approach and place value and emphasis on the therapeutic relationship we will build together. Being in relationship with others is a fundamental human need. I believe that our childhood experiences influence our behaviour and how we learn to be in relationship today. When the past impinges on the present it can lead us to feel sad and dissatisfied with life, anxious or depressed. Exploring our early relationships can help us to come to terms with any adverse childhood experiences and allow us to make the changes we need to move forward with our lives.
It takes strength and courage to seek help. Choosing the right therapist is an important decision and for this reason I offer a free initial consultation giving us an opportunity to discuss what changes you would like to make in your life and whether I am the right therapist for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Integrative Psychotherapy (The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute) 2019
Transactional Analysis TA 101 (SPTI) 2019
PgDip Integrative Psychotherapy (The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute) 2018
PgCert Integrative Psychotherapy (The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute) 2017
I have also spent 3 years as a volunteer counsellor with New Hope Counselling.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fee is £50 per 1 hour session.
Reduced fees available to students and NHS staff.
I offer a free initial assessment.
Concessions offered for
Sometimes it can be good to take time to reflect on our situation or responses in relationship with others. Perhaps you are reflecting on a new stage of life such as starting a family, midlife or menopause and feel it would be helpful to have someone to explore your feelings with.
Whatever your current situation I would be happy to hear from you to discuss your concerns.