I offer a safe confidential space to enable you to talk through whatever is causing you difficulty in your life. My aim is to build a trusting therapeutic relationship with you.
I treat each client with respect and as a unique individual with individual needs and concerns. I am empathic and will not judge or criticise you.
You may be feeling anxious, depressed or lost and unable to understand why. We will work together to explore your thoughts and feelings about current and past experiences, including childhood experiences, that may be causing you to feel stuck or to hold onto past painful feelings. We will look at patterns of behaviour from the past that may no longer be helpful to you.
As a Psychodynamic Counsellor/Psychotherapist I work with unconscious thoughts and feelings. Our past experiences affect us all and we may not be fully aware of the effects they still have on us.
Understanding conflicts between conscious and unconscious thoughts and feelings can make sense of unhelpful ways in which we communicate with and relate to others which can then lead to change and personal growth.
I am an experienced Psychodynamic Counsellor/Psychotherapist qualified to Masters level. I am a registered member of the BACP and as such work according to their ethical framework. I offer long-term and time-limited therapy.
My own life experiences have helped me to develop self-awareness and insight into various difficult issues which informs my work as a therapist.
I have a comfortable room in a secure building in a quiet road in Northampton Town Centre. The location is easily accessible by road and public transport, there is pay and display parking nearby.
Feel free to contact me by e-mail or phone. If I am unable to answer the phone leave a message and I will phone you.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy - Birkbeck College, University of London 2014
Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling - University of Leicester 2009
I regularly attend Continuing Professional Development workshops and conferences. Recently I have attended: "The Truth about Trauma and Dissociation"; "Becoming Shameless" and "Unfolding Age: The Transition into Elderhood in the Psychotherapy Process".
I am particularly interested in: the effects of trauma, including Intergenerational Trauma; Dissociative states of mind and Psychosomatic responses.
I recently worked for a charity offering general counselling for adults for 7 years .
I recently worked for a charity for 4 years counselling clients aged 13 to 25 years old.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
The first session will be an initial assessment of up to 1 1/2 hours to see if we can work together, the cost is £45.
For subsequent weekly sessions of 50 minutes the cost is £35 - £50 per session depending on household income.
Some places are available for clients on a low income.
When I work
I am available for daytime and evening sessions.