I offer a warm and open space for you to explore what you need to. Whatever we discuss between us is confidential as outlined in the BACP Ethical framework for good practice. Further information about this can be found on the BACP website and will also be covered as part of our contracting process.
My overall approach to therapy is Humanistic and most integral to my work with clients is Gestalt Therapy. However I am an integrative therapist, and often use elements and skills from a range of approaches such as Transactional Analysis, Person Centred and Humanistic approaches. My whole approach is supported by Psychodynamic Theories of childhood, in particular Attachment Theory and Object Relations.
Training, qualifications & experience
1997 Certificate in Counselling Skills – CSCT - 1998 Certificate in Counselling Theory – CSCT
2001Cruse Bereavement Training – Cruse Bereavement Care
2002 Higher National Diploma in Counselling – BTEC
2011 Certificate in Group work Skills – CHPC Training
2014 Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy – CHPC Training
2021 Cert in Supervision – CSTD UKCP RST
Continuing Professional Development
2013 ‘Gestalt Therapy with Personality Disorders’ Dr Elinor Greenberg PhD, CGP
2014 ‘The Therapist is Present: Relational Artistry’ Dr Rich Hycner PhD
2015 ‘Mindfulness Based Stress Relief’ – Miranda Bevis, Somerset Mindfulness
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor/ Psychotherapist and began my professional training in 1997. In 1998 I moved to Somerset and have lived here ever since. In 2002 I completed my initial counselling training and then worked for several years in the field of addiction. In 2010 I trained as a Gestalt Psychotherapist with CHPC in Devon. During my career I have worked in a variety of settings including further education, residential treatment for addiction, private practice, street agencies and drop in centres.
I have had many years’ experience of providing individual counselling and as a group facilitator, as well as training and delivering educational workshops and lectures. In my last employment I also represented the counselling department in the organisation’s clinical and integrated governance meetings. Having mentored and supported students in their university placements, I was motivated to begin training as a counselling supervisor with CSTD. I am currently providing supervision to professional practitioners and Counselling students
Throughout my career I have worked with a diverse range of clients, many with complex needs. Being an Accredited Member of the BACP I subscribe to their ethical framework and code of practice.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£55.00 per session
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
I charge £55 per session and I have lower cost spaces available so it is worth enquiring. I can also offer lower cost sessions £45 for Students of Counselling and Students seeking therapy or supervision
£55 and £45 for students
Week days and evenings