Therapy for me is about relationship; relationship with our selves and relationship with others. I'm really passionate about change and I've been privileged to work with clients who have explored a deeper understanding of themselves and made impactful changes to their daily lives. This makes me passionate about the work I do.
I am trained in Humanistic Integrative Therapy and work in a relational way providing a safe, engaged and non judgemental environment for clients to explore their personal experience.
I draw upon a wide range of psychological therapies so that my approach is tailored to your needs. I employ different modalities including Transactional Analysis, Gestalt Therapy, and Person-Centred Counselling. These models are underscored by my belief in a holistic and individual/tailored approach.
I have worked extensively with LGBT+ clients (both in private practice and within LGBT+ specialist charities) as well as residential addiction support and mental health focus.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their Ethical Framework. This means that I work within their strict professional guidelines. I am a fully insured practitioner.
Please note: the best way to make contact is to email me as my phone is off during sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working in the therapy field for 10 years now. The bulk of my experience is working in mental health, addictions and LGBT support. I have held many positions across the health and social care sector including group therapist, team manager and team supervisor within mental health services and addiction rehabilitation services. I feel this has given me a broad experience in working with complex issues as well as focus on different approaches for support.
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, which means I pull on many different approaches to focus my support on your needs and wishes.
I also work as a trainer delivering training to organisations around working with addiction, working with resistance and working within complex situations.
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
I offer a free 30 minute introductory meet up over the phone for us to talk and give you the opportunity to decide if you feel that I would be the counsellor you would most like to work with.
If you would like to continue sessions would last 50 min and be at the same agreed time each week. Session prices are £55 and can be negotiated with counselling students and those on a lower income depending on availability.