As an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor I provide a calm and caring environment where you can talk freely, and confidentially. Through talking and exploring we aim to untangle those strands of thought and anxieties leading to a clearer understanding of your situation and making it easier to find a way forward.
Sometimes, without us even knowing it, past experiences or patterns of behaviour have become muddled in current situations. Teasing this out makes the present more understandable and we become better able to manage the influence our past has on our present and future.
We all have times when life's experiences can seem confusing or overwhelming. Maybe life seems to be stuck, a decision impossible. Perhaps you want to know yourself better, or talk over difficult experiences. Talking with a caring, non-judgemental counsellor, in confidence, can make a difference.
Perhaps you would like to take some time out to reflect on where you are and where you would like to be. Counselling can help to focus those thoughts and make them more helpful.
Whatever your concerns we work together at a pace that is right for you.
My work is informed by a number of models. At all times I aim to offer what is most appropriate for you. Examples of the concerns I have experience with include: anxiety, relationship issues, loss, periods of change and transitions, difficult or traumatic experiences, depression, stress, low self-confidence or self-esteem, anger management.
I work with individual adults on either an open ended basis or for a brief, agreed period of time focussing on a specific issue. We can explore what is most suitable for you during our initial, no obligation, meeting.
At this point in time I only offer online or telephone counselling. I am continually reviewing the situation in the light of the government guidelines concerning the Covid 19 pandemic.
Training, qualifications & experience
WPF Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.
Psychodynamic Psychotherapist with The Society of Analytical Psychologists.
I am continually expanding my skills through Continuing Professional Development courses.
Over 10 years experience with adults with many different concerns in an agency setting where I am still working. I also teach on their counsellor Diploma Training.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer daytime and evening appointments
I am a member of the BACP and adhere to their Ethical Framework.
Counselling sessions are usually on a weekly basis for 50 minutes and on the same day and at the same time each week. Our initial meeting, with no obligation, allows us to explore your concerns and to consider together what your needs are. It also allows us to see if we can work comfortably together. This initial session of up to an hour and a half is charged at may usual fee of £45.