I offer a confidential, non-judgmental space for counselling and psychotherapy, where you can both find your voice and be heard. Sometimes simply being heard can be sufficient to alleviate pain and difficult feelings. In other instances having an external person to reflect and examine your emotions with can help bring clarity, understanding and acceptance.
I have over ten years experience delivering counselling and psychotherapy to clients from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, with wide-ranging motivations for commencing therapy. I trained in the Psychodynamic model of psychotherapy at one of the U.K.’s leading psychotherapy training institutes WPF Therapy and am a registered member with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am bound by their code of professional conduct and ethical principles.
Additionally, I have over nine years experience working with adults in higher education presenting with disabilities, chronic health conditions, mental health problems, and specific learning difficulties (Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, ADD & ADHD) Asperger’s Syndrome/Autism, helping them build confidence and access means of support within their educational setting.
Committed to continuous professional and personal development (CPD). I also have experience of coaching and EFT.
I am open to new advances in wellness and alternative approaches. I feel that clients benefit from taking a holistic approach to mental and physical well-being, believing that the scope of personal growth is infinite. My view is that although our strongest resource is ourselves, support from others can help us access our full potential and through this ultimately become more independent.
How counselling or therapy can help you?
The psychodynamic technique aims to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness, through exploring one’s past and present experiences, perceptions and feelings. The relationship between the therapist and client can be utilised as a helpful tool to identify entrenched thoughts, feelings, behaviors and destructive patterns. Psychotherapy is a unique process which brings profound understanding and lasting change both personally and professionally, often the value of this is more far-reaching than what prompted clients to seek therapy in the first place. The process of self-discovery is empowering as it allows you to make informed decisions and not simply react unconsciously to internal and external stimulus, repeating unhelpful patterns or habitual ways of relating which reinforce dissatisfaction and despair. Self-reflection can at times be painful but can also be surprising and exciting, ultimately it is invaluable.
Having an independent therapist who is not a relative or friend to share this journey with you can bring a degree of security and freedom, enabling you to consider taking what may feel like emotional risks, resolve conflicts, action change where possible and begin to accept what is beyond your control.
Where to go from here?
If you feel that you would like to meet or are unsure, please do not hesitate to contact me to arrange a free 20 minute telephone consultation. I will aim to respond to you in order to arrange a time within 48 hours.
*N.B. At present I am only able to offer fixed term work*
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA in Psychotherapy Theory and Practice (Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF)
- Postgraduate Diploma Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Theory and Practice (Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF)
- A registered member with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
- Member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Confederation (EMCC)
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) (International Association of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Coaching and Hypnotherapy Centre of Excellence),
- NLP Practitioner Coach (International Association of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Coaching and NLP Centre of Excellence),
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy (International Association of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Coaching and Hypnotherapy Centre of Excellence).
- BA Philosophy
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £65.00 to £125.00
Free initial telephone session
£65 Per Session: 50 Minutes
£90 Initial Assessment: 75 Minutes
£100 Per Session: 50 Minutes
£125 Initial Assessment: 1 hour 10 Minutes
I also offer coaching. Please check my Life Coach Directory profile or speak to me if this is something you may be interested in