From personal experience, I know that life sometimes presents us with challenges and situations that can leave us feeling anxious, depressed and confused. In my work as a counsellor I have found that issues such as anxiety, depression and anger management are often surface expressions of the need for greater self-respect , autonomy and meaning in life.
Counselling can offer a safe and supportive space where you can explore and better understand your present life situation. This understanding can help you to make the choices in your life that are more likely to support the development of your happiness and a meaningful sense of self.
My background is in Psychosynthesis which means I use a person-centred and integrative approach, drawing on theory and practice from different areas of Psychotherapy. This helps me to respond more appropriately to your individual needs. The basic approach is through talking and listening but sometimes other techniques can be useful such as drawing, writing, guided visualisation and exploring dreams.
I work at the Manu Centre in Bradford on Avon and at Openings in Bath.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the Psychosynthesis and Education Trust in London Bridge and have a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling accredited by Middlesex University. I also have a PGCE from Bath University.
I presently work at the Manu Centre in Bradford on Avon and at Openings in Bath. Previously I have worked at a voluntary counselling service in Wiltshire and a voluntary placement in Gloucestershire.
I have experience of helping people with depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, parenting issues, life stage problems, finding meaning and purpose in life, career difficulties and family issues.
I also work with young people from the age of sixteen, for whom navigating the difficult waters between the end of childhood and the beginning of the adult world can be particularly challenging.
I am a registered member of the BACP
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
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
£50 for a fifty minute session. I also offer a limited number of sessions for a £35 concession.
During the coronavirus situation my fee is reduced to £40 per session.