Starting therapy can be overwhelming enough as it is, and then the different terms and words that people use can add stress and confusion to an already disruptive time.
In short, being a psychotherapeutic counsellor means that I am a talking therapist. By using an integrative approach it means that I have studied in a way which has allowed me to learn a number of approaches and theories which allow me to weave together a unique approach for each one of my equally unique clients.
The human experience is complex; each one of us has had our own individual journey, a weaving together of experiences; which leads to our own special take on life, events, emotions, thoughts and relationships.
With an integrative approach, I am able to tailor my approach to my work with clients. I am client lead in my work; this makes me your equal. I work WITH you to find the best approach that suits your needs, your ways of expressing and communicating. Over time we will build a relationship that has trust at its core, we will work towards a strong working alliance where I am walking alongside you, listening and being guided by you to find the healing approaches and techniques that help me understand you better; and in turn you will better understand yourself too.
In understanding how you relate to yourself and others we will begin to unfold where issues have developed. I seek to provide a growth facilitating environment for my clients where we can look at these issues and begin to repair and restore your sense of self.
From this understanding and the application of new ways of approaching your life and relationships, we will work towards helping you find more peace, more mindful awareness, more acceptance and love for yourself and those around you.
We will begin with a brief conversation over the phone for me to better understand what it is you are looking for, and if we choose to move forward we will have an initial consultation which is free of charge. From here we contract for 6 weeks to get a better feel as to whether we feel to continue the working relationship, and from then onwards we will work in an open ended contract until the therapy comes to a natural end. There is no set time frame for how long this journey is, and taking the first step can often feel like the hardest, but with regular check ins, honest feedback and trust we will find our way, together, along this path.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Newcastle University: BA Hons Communication & Cultural Studies
- Regents University: Certificate in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling
- Metanoia Institute: Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- Quantum Yoga : 200hrs Yoga Teacher Training
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
£80.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
My standard fees is £80 per session. I understand that in these uncertain times that money may be a block or an issue for some people seeking therapy. Please be rest assured that I offer a sliding scale should finances be a concern for you; please enquire to discuss further.
I have a deep interest in the body. Being a yoga teacher I will often draw on the use of felt sense, breath, meditation and mindfulness techniques to better access anything we cannot reach through the cognitive mind.