I am an experienced, fully qualified UKCP registered psychotherapist and counsellor providing long and short term therapy for individuals and couples
My approach is to build a supportive relationship with my clients enabling them to begin to identify and address very personal problems safely and confidentially .
During our work together I may draw on a variety of approaches, if it seems relevant and appropriate. These include aspects of further trainings I have undertaken such as Attachment Theory, Gestalt and Family Systems Theory.
Therapy may be long or short term but the goal is always the same.
*To connect with and get to know yourself better
*To discover a more settled and comfortable internal world from which to live your life.
I provide a quiet, safe place for individuals or couples to explore difficult issues and anxieties in a supportive, confidential environment. Here, you can talk and think in ways rarely possible with friends and family.
In couple therapy, the work attends to both individuals as well as the couple. As life unfolds, couples often find it hard to make time to communicate or spend time together to discuss differences and concerns. Pressure builds within the relationship that can often cause resentment and hurt to fester.
Here, both partners are encouraged to air their differences in order to make space for collaborative resolution ~ whether or not the couple decides to remain together, or part.
I am based in the peaceful Suffolk village of Hartest, where I have practised privately for more than 10 years offering both short and long term therapy to individuals and couples each unique and with their own challenges.
Time Limited / Long term therapy / Face to face / Telephone / Skype/ WhatsApp/ Zoom.
Training, qualifications & experience
United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy Accredited (UKCP)
United Kingdom Association for Humanistic and Psychotherapeutic Counsellors (UKAHPP)
Diploma in Body Psychotherapy (Chiron Centre, London)
Cert. in Couple Counselling (Concern, Ipswich)
Counselling Skills using The Arts (IAPT, London)
Families and Beyond (Tavistock, London)
Attachment in Theory and Practice (Concern, Ipswich)
Resolution Family Law Practice (East Anglia)
Biodynamic Massage Therapist (Chiron Cert.)
Cert. in Exercise Leadership American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Cert. Higher Education Early Childhood Studies (University of North London)
RMN Registered Psychiatric Nurse (Royal London Hospital)
SRN State Registered Nurse (Royal London Hospital)
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My work includes Couple Counselling before, during and after divorce and separation.
Monday to Friday 9.00 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Appointments, week days daytime and evenings