Counselling for couples and individuals ....
Counselling offers a confidential, safe space away from your everyday life, in which to talk about issues that you are currently struggling with, in a way that may not be possible with friends and family. You may feel overwhelmed by a particular problem, or you may be experiencing a vague dissatisfaction with no obvious cause.
If there is something troubling you that you feel unable to talk to others about, or which feels too overwhelming, I am ready and willing to listen. If you are in a relationship that feels stuck, or you are experiencing conflicts that seem impossible to resolve, a series of couple counselling sessions can offer a different perspective and the potential for a richer, deeper connection with each other.
I will not "give advice" or tell you what to do. Rather you will be listened to without judgement, and together we will think about and explore ways in which change might be possible. My work is informed by Psychosynthesis, a psychological model which has the capacity to help us understand ourselves and the things that keep us stuck, and to find ways of expressing our true self.
An initial appointment will give you the opportunity to see whether you feel comfortable with me and for me to assess whether I have the appropriate skills to help you. Should we decide to work together, I will generally recommend a series of six sessions (weekly whenever possible), with the option of continuing beyond this period if this feels beneficial.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their Ethical Framework, which includes having regular professional supervision, and I have full professional liability insurance.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified counsellor, and hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling awarded by The Psychosynthesis & Education Trust, validated by the University of East London. I have also completed a two-year specialist postgraduate training in Creative Couplework, with the Centre for Gender Psychology.
I have experience of working with individual clients and couples of a wide range of ages and backgrounds, both within counselling agencies and independently.
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
from £45 per session of 50 minutes.