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About me

I am an integrative therapist working collaboratively with clients to help them solve the issues they bring to counselling.

I have a private practice seeing couples, individuals and young people. I specialise in relationship therapy having trained with Relate and being a Relate Practitioner. I also specialise in working with young people having founded and led a counselling service in a mainstream senior academy for 9 years.


I am experienced in working with many different issues, including relationship issues, eating disorders, obesity, self-harming, depression/low mood, anxiety, panic attacks, bereavement, low self-esteem, substance abuse, sexual abuse, anger management and trauma. In the last few years I have also worked as a trauma therapist for a charity working with adult survivors of sexual abuse. 

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to the BACP professional code of ethics and practice. My work is supervised and I am fully insured.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications
MA in Relationship Therapy (Accredited)
Diploma in Counselling Skills
Certificate of Qualification as a Relate Counsellor
Primary Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Training
Mental Health and Couple Counselling
Domestic Violence Abuse
Couples and Alcohol
Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Affairs from a Psychodynamic Perspective
Emotionally Focused Therapy Training
Counselling Young People
Counselling Assessment
Working with Difference
Youth Access Training
Nurturing Young People's Mental Health through Counselling
Solution Focused Approaches to Counselling Young People
Counselling Young People who have Experienced or Witnessed Trauma
Managing Bereavement in School
Self-Harm and Eating Disorders
Supporting Children when a Family Member has a Serious Illness
Student Mental Health Issues
Child Focused Practice
Confidentiality
Child Protection and Assessment
Young Person Centred Counselling Assessment
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Working with ASD
Working with Trauma

Vicarious Trauma

Narcissism

Trauma and the Body

Addiction as an Attachment Disorder

Transference

Gender

Projective Identification

Dissociation

Dissociative Identity Disorder

Autism Spectrum Conditions

Neglectful Therapy

Safeguarding Children

Supporting Mental Health in Schools

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£60.00 per session

Additional information

£60 per sessi

When I work

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Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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