People can often feel tangled up, stuck and unsure about how to move forward. Many people can find daily life difficult and suffer with anxiety, stress, loneliness, depression, self-esteem issues and other concerns. Sometimes the cause of pain can be confusing and unclear, and people may not understand why they are feeling that way. Often we fear judgement from others, worrying we are a burden, or are told we have no reason to be feeling a certain way. Others around us may be well meaning but it can be hard to open up, worrying what others may think or sometimes we don't have anyone to speak to. All of this can leave people feeling isolated. I offer a non-judgemental space that allows clients to explore their feelings.
I believe the therapeutic space is one of self-discovery, and therefore I support clients in understanding their inner psychological map, guiding them safely along their journey. This allows clients to make their own choices and thus empowers them to face future experiences and find the answers that are right for them.
I work psychodynamically, which means looking at a person's whole life experience and allowing all thoughts and feelings to be heard and respected to gain insight. I focus on the relationship that is created between the therapist and client and work with clients to help them find the resources within themselves to move forwards. It is a collaborative experience based on the relationship between an individual and their therapist.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an accredited member of the BACP and have a PGDip in psychodynamic counselling. I have studied additional therapy frameworks as part of my professional development including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I am able to draw from multiple therapy practices to suit the needs of each client. I am experienced in working with clients who have a wide range of issues including anxiety, low self-esteem, trauma, depression, loss, and health concerns.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
£40 per hour