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About me

Beginning therapy can be daunting, I aim to provide a gentle and safe place in which to explore whatever painful feelings are around for you right now.

The Kind of Therapy I Provide

 I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist and EMDR therapist in training.  Open ended therapy provides the space in which to work in a more in-depth way, to think about why certain patterns, behaviours or relationships are established, and begin to make changes.  I am trauma informed and offer EMDR therapy, this is a therapy designed to reprocess troubling memories that can cause intrusive thoughts or behaviour changes in the present and to help treat PTSD.

Psychotherapy can help with many different issues such as: anxiety, depression, stress, grief, trauma and abuse.   I carry out a kind of talking therapy called Psychodynamic therapy. This kind of therapy aims to look at why patterns of behaviour are repeated and where these patterns originated. By gaining greater understanding of yourself, your past and your relationships, the painful feelings can begin to be addressed and worked through.

The Process of Starting Therapy

After an initial phone call or email I will invite you for a couple of consultation sessions. These last 50 minutes and are usually a week or two apart.  The initial consultation fee is £60. We will discuss what has brought you to therapy at this time and how therapy may help you. During this session we will think about what type of therapy might be most appropriate. We will discuss practical issues such as what time and day your regular appointment will be and the ongoing fee. This will be an opportunity for you to ask questions about the therapy and any worries you may have about it.

Location and Access

Therapy sessions take place in a comfortable room in Walton on Trent, South Derbyshire. Unfortunately wheelchair access is limited due to tight access. However, the room is on the ground floor with a small step and parking is directly outside. I am within driving distance of Derby, Lichfield, Burton, Swadlincote, Tamworth, Nottingham and Ashby and there is a bus service from Burton on Trent and Swadlincote, the bus stop is a few yards from the house.

I have experience working with a diverse range of people from different backgrounds and aim to be as inclusive as possible.

I can offer telephone sessions and online therapy via Zoom.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified and experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist. I trained to postgraduate level at WPF Therapy London and am registered with FPC and UKCP and abide by their codes of conduct. I am an EMDR therapist in training with the EMDR academy.  I have worked as a bereavement volunteer for Thames Valley Cruse. I teach psychodynamic psychotherapy at WPF in London.

I have experience working with a wide range of people from different backgrounds on issues such as: depression, anxiety, eating disorders, body dysmorphia, agoraphobia, family issues, trauma, abuse, complex grief and bereavement.

Before training as a therapist I worked as an artist and managed a youth charity in London.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Fees

From £45.00 to £75.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • AXA PPP

When I work

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Tuesday-Friday

Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults

Key details

Bathroom facilities are accessible via a staircase.