Feeling overwhelmed or vulnerable? Feeling unable to move forward with your life? Anxious, depressed, struggling with relationships and painful feelings? As a therapist I offer a safe place and the opportunity to explore these feelings without fear of being judged - but being treated with respect and importantly being heard and valued.
I am a fully qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor with 25 years experience in the field. As a psychotherapist I offer a safe and confidential space where experiences and feelings are explored in a gentle and non-judgemental way. I offer both long and short term therapy, to individuals and couples.
I work Psychodynamically and Integratively, but primarily my work centres around you, as the client, and will be tailored around your needs.
I also offer Supervision to counsellors qualified or in training.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
RGN (Registered General Nurse)
I have been in private practice for 14 years along with 17 years working as a GP counsellor with referrals from GP's and through the IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) service. For 7 years I had been a tutor on the BACP accredited psychodynamic Counsellor training course. More recently I have had training to work with clients with dementia and their carers.
Throughout my 25 years of experience I have completed numerous additional training and workshops to ensure I keep up to date in all areas of the counselling including couple therapy; childhood sexual abuse; Domestic abuse; PTSD; Post Natal Depressions
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.
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