I work within the Humanistic framework and the core of my approach is Person Centred. This means that I will listen to you in an active, empathic, non-judgemental and congruent way so that we can develop a therapeutic alliance to address and resolve any difficulties you may be experiencing. My training at the University of East London included CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and the Integrative Process Model (which referenced a Solution Focussed approach), and, working collaboratively, I may refer to these modalities and integrate aspects of them.
I am cognisant of early life experiences, family dynamics and parental relationships and recognise that these may be integral to your narrative. Nevertheless, the Humanistic, Person-Centred theory that the client is the best expert of themselves and that with empathy and the therapeutic alliance this expertise can be revealed and applied, remains the basis of my integrative approach.
I receive clinical supervision for all my counselling work which is implemented with reference to, and in accordance with, the BACP Ethical Framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (UEL).
The core study was the Integrative Process Model. Training also included: Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (MBCBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Gestalt, Solution Focused Therapy and Personality Types (Myers Briggs).
Additional training includes Caspari Groupworks (Educational Psychotherapists) for using Art as a therapeutic medium in groups.
Registered / Accredited
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Monday - Friday: 6.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 9.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.
Daytime sessions available on Mondays and Tuesdays
I studied at the Royal Acadmey of Dramatic Art and was an actress for 18 years. This experience has provided me with valuable skills and resources (such as empathy and narrative process) which I have absorbed into my work as counsellor and therapist.