Hello, you may be finding life a struggle and hard going at the moment and you might be thinking about therapy or counselling as a way to explore yourself and the possibility of making changes in your life.
You may be experiencing a crisis, relationship difficulties, troubling feelings and thoughts, anxiety, work related stress and problems, depression or historical experiences including abuse.
When we talk at depth with a trusted other about what really matters to us we find ourselves growing in awareness and insight. It is through such awareness that you are able to make choices about things you may wish to change or understand more fully and also to come to terms with the things you can't.
Exploring difficulties with a therapist and gaining clarity around feelings and thoughts deepens self understanding.
I am an experienced therapist and offer a safe and supportive space for you. I believe effective therapy is grounded in warmth, compassion, creativity and understanding.
My professional background spans over 20 years and I have many years experience of working therapeutically with people from all walks of life.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc Nursing Practice
- Dip Integrative Psychotherapy
- PgDip Healthcare Management
- Dip Person Centred Counselling
- UKATA Diploma in Transactional Analysis
I have completed further training in the following:
Internal Family Systems, treating trauma, relational psychotherapy, couples therapy, existential therapy, obsession & habitual worrying, shame, attachment.
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.
UK Association for Transactional Analysis
UKATA (formally the Institute of Transactional Analysis) is the national UK Transactional Analysis organisation representing all fields of TA theory and practice. TA can be used as an effective tool in a wide range of contexts such as: personal development, management, coaching, counselling, psychotherapy, teaching, education, parenting and more.
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
If you decide you would like to arrange an appointment or discuss further with me feel free to contact me by sending a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Daytime and evening appointments are available.