Congratulations on deciding to have therapy! What could be more important than gaining awareness about who you are and how you function in the world? Therapy can support you in developing a more flexible, creative and open minded approach to your life and the challenges that come with it.
You are a unique individual with your own personal experiences, needs and desires and I am here to listen to you and hopefully help you to understand yourself more deeply.
We will take a holistic approach and you will be supported in gaining awareness about your mind- body-soul connection and focus on how you feel emotionally, physically and spiritually. We will work on becoming more present in the here and now so you can learn to enjoy what is happening now rather than being dragged down by thoughts of the past or anxieties about the future. By observing your thoughts, feelings and behaviours you can gain awareness and space to start practising new ways of being and by doing this you will be creating new neural connections- you can quite literally change your mind!
'When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.' - Viktor E. Frankl
Training, qualifications & experience
I have had three decades of experience in the mental health field and am a fully qualified/BACP registered Integrative Psychotherapist - PGDip, RMN, BSc (Hons) NLP Practitioner, Hypno-Psychotherapist PGCert. I specialise in Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Spirituality, Trauma, Women's issues.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Developmental trauma, emotion dysregulation
If you choose to get in touch with me, I hope you will find me warm, accepting and non-judgemental. I have been trained to use a person-centred, relational, existential approach but if this means nothing to you (and it certainly wouldn't have done to me prior to my training) I can explain more when we meet.
My intention is to provide a service tailor made for you and over my three decades of working in the mental health/personal development field I have gathered lots of experience and ways of working - tools, techniques and ideas that I hope will make your experience of therapy with me interesting and enjoyable.