Psychological pain is one of the most difficult things to overcome, often it consumes you, and you lose yourself. Therapy is about unfolding this, within a safe therapeutic relationship, where you are free to be yourself and find a way through, with me at your side. A key part of my practice as a counsellor, is working with you, rather than the diagnosis or label that you may have acquired. I want to enable you to disentangle and be free of the things that are holding you back, to become more authentic, and the you that you want to be. The foundations of this begin with me offering a safe and confidential space.
I work with clients who have experienced a variety of different things ranging from trauma, bereavement, relationship issues, and people facing uncertainty and transitional periods in their life, survivors of sexual abuse, domestic abuse, coercive control, people with addictions, terminal illnesses, general and complex mental health issues. I have a small private practice in Stamford, and I also work within a research clinic in Nottingham, as well as completing my PhD at The University of Nottingham. My research is predominantly focussed on wellbeing and developing humanistic therapies for people who have experienced complex trauma.
The person centred approach is one that fosters psychological growth at it's core, if the right conditions are present in the therapeutic relationship it can be life changing. The relationship between you and your therapist is pivotal in this. I normally offer clients the opportunity to meet me, within my practice, to ensure that you feel comfortable in proceeding with therapy. Please do get in touch, if you would like any further details. I know that making that first call can be a big step.
Training, qualifications & experience
Currently completing a PhD in Person Centred Psychotherapy for Trauma
MA Person Centred Experiential Psychotherapy (Distinction)
Emotion Focussed Therapy (Level One)
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with