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About me

Online and face to face sessions available.

Contacting a therapist is likely to be a scary experience. I understand that seeking support takes courage, and can feel like a very big step. Seeking to talk confidentially to another person is, in my view, a sign of self-respect and self worth, and can lead to new insight and understanding. As an introduction, I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation where we can discuss your needs, any questions you may have and decide whether to begin working together. Bringing openness and clarity to the process of therapy can often help ease any fears or uncertainties you may be experiencing. 


Sometimes in life we find ourselves in situations, and experiencing feelings, which can seem impossible to move beyond. It is my belief that with the space and time to explore our depths, we can find our own way forward. I believe that every person is unique and has the capacity to change and gain new emotional insight. My aim as a therapist is to support and help people reconnect to a sense of empowerment, which can ultimately lead to change. I believe wholeheartedly in change, and am an advocate of the change process. I am personally aware of the challenges involved in breaking free of destructive and damaging patterns in order to reach potential, having been actively engaged in my own personal and professional development for some time now.

I am a professionally trained Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, with experience working with people from many different social and cultural backgrounds who are experiencing a wide range of issues. I offer a non-judgemental space within which to explore your feelings, thoughts and distressing experiences.

My job is to facilitate the process of you reaching your own potential - I will help you to identify your therapeutic goals and together we can work towards these. Based on what you bring to therapy, I hold in mind different interventions that I might use if and when I judge it is necessary, and if I feel it may benefit you further.

I am open and sincere in my approach to people, and the therapeutic space I provide is warm and comfortable.

If you have any questions about my practice or the therapy process please do get in touch. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • FdA - Integrative Counselling
  • BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling (1st) - University of Suffolk.
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency

I am currently working towards BACP Accreditation. 

Some of the courses I have attended:

PODs Trauma and the Body: Somatisation & Dissociation (2014)

Lighthouse Applying Protective Interventions MARAC (2015)        

Creative Work with Children and Young People Workshop (2015)

Lighthouse Creative Tools Workshop (2015)

Theory & Application of Sandtray Therapy (2015)

Couple’s Counselling CPD (2016)

An Integrative Approach to Working with Hoarding (2016)

Personal Insights into Attachment Theory (2017)

Congress Attachment and Trauma - The Resilience of Mind and Body (2017)

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

If there is a problem you are struggling with which has not been mentioned here, and you would like an open and honest discussion about whether we can work together, please do get in touch.

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA

Additional information

My fee is £50 per session for individuals and £80 per session for couples. Sessions last for 50-60 minutes for individuals and 90 minutes for couples.

I have 2 weekly concessionary sessions available for those on a low income. I run a waiting list if these sessions are full.

If you choose to we can chat on the phone prior to meeting face to face - this is free of charge. It gives us the opportunity to share a brief introduction and answer any questions you may have regarding the process. It will also give us a clearer idea about whether we may be able to work together.


I accept bacs payment transfer in advance of a session. I accept cash and card in session.

When I work

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Flexible: I offer some late evening and weekend sessions.

Felixstowe, IP11

25 St Margaret's Green, Ipswich, IP4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults