I have experience working with clients who are looking for support with a wide range of topics including stress, anxiety, panic attacks, new parenthood, low mood, bereavement and trauma. As a therapist, my approach is warm and compassion-focused. I aim to ensure that clients feel comfortable, heard and valued.
How Therapy Can Help
The therapeutic process can help you to understand more about yourself, your thoughts, and your emotions. You can benefit from therapy if your quality of life has decreased, if you're regularly experiencing emotions that feel unmanageable, if you've experienced trauma, if you're highly critical of yourself or if you want to learn more about the relationships you have with others.
How it Works
When considering therapy it's important to find a therapist who you feel safe and compatible with, and who will be able to effectively support you with the difficulties you're experiencing.
To get started we book an initial assessment together. The assessment session will consist of a few questions and give us the opportunity to see whether we'll be the best therapeutic match for your needs. This is the perfect time for you to ask me questions too.
I welcome all enquiries - please feel free to get in touch to arrange an assessment session.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am trained to MSc. level in integrative counselling and psychotherapy. This means I combine a range of theories and techniques to inform my practice and to tailor the therapeutic experience to each client's individual needs. The modalities I integrate include attachment theory, the person-centred approach and cognitive behavioural therapy. I have also trained in the theory and practice of compassion focused therapy with the Compassionate Mind Foundation.
I am a registered member of the BACP and am fully insured.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Initial assessment session: £30
Subsequent individual therapy session: £40
Concessionary fee available for counselling/psychotherapy trainees: £30
I currently have new availability for sessions on Thursday afternoons and evenings.