Life events may have left you feeling that sharing your feelings may be dangerous or feel unsafe. When we are younger the decisions to stay safe will have been important for survival. In a safe and trusting environmentI believe that sharing your thoughts and feelings can feel like a relief and can help with reflection and self-awareness. Self-awareness is the key to taking back control of your life. I work collaboratively and am respectful of your pace and inner resources, offering a supportive and non-judgemental approach while appropriately challenging you. The aim is to help you to realise your full potential and to develop new strategies where old strategies are no longer helpful. Developing self-awareness is an important goal and can lead to spontaneity and the capacity for real and meaningful relationships. No change will be instantaneous but can be full of rewards.
My aim is to actively and empathically listen to what you have to say in order to help you to get in touch with, understand and express your thoughts and feelings about issues that cause you concern. I want to help you to explore probable sources of your concerns and to co-jointly develop strategies for managing these thoughts and feelings and their accompanying behavioural manifestations.
I work with individuals and have advanced training in working with couples. We will meet and discuss what you would like to address, discuss or change with a view to working on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period with a goal to process single issues. The aim will be to enable you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.
I can support you to :
Move out of depression
Manage anxiety and panic
Resolve relationship difficulties
Coping with and come to terms with bereavement and loss
Heal trauma and reduce stress
Come to terms with bereavement
Develop self esteem & improve confidence
Process distress resulting from childhood experiences
Support for couples struggling with their relationship
Training, qualifications & experience
UKATA Diploma: Psychotherapy in Transactional Analysis
I have worked for a low-cost therapeutic service (SCDA) for three years, gaining experience of a very varied client group. The work was based around a short term (12 sessions) counselling service.
I have private clients doing long term open-ended work.
I have worked with Cruse Bereavement Service counselling clients of all ages who have suffered bereavement and loss.
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.
UK Association for Transactional Analysis
UKATA (formally the Institute of Transactional Analysis) is the national UK Transactional Analysis organisation representing all fields of TA theory and practice. TA can be used as an effective tool in a wide range of contexts such as: personal development, management, coaching, counselling, psychotherapy, teaching, education, parenting and more.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Individual: Per 50 minute session £40
Couple: Per 75 minute session £60
Available week days evenings from 11am until 8pm