Therapy offers a dedicated space to talk, to be heard, to relate, and to make sense of the past and the present.
People come to counselling for many different reasons, and with a wide variety of aims. Some people want support through a difficult time in their life, though bereavement, or with trauma, depression or anxiety. Some people want to change a particular behavioural or relational pattern, or to develop a greater understanding of themselves.
If you feel you would benefit from talking confidentially about any challenges you might be experiencing, whatever they might be, please get in touch with me for more information, or to book in an initial consultation.
In my work I provide a safe, containing, confidential and empathic space, in which we can explore whatever it is that has brought you into therapy.
Due to the public health situation, I am currently working remotely, using telephone and video calling.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Psychotherapist (MSc), Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (PgDip) and Transactional Analyst (CTA(P)). I work using Relational TA, though my approach is integrative, drawing on Psychoanalytic, Existential and other Humanistic approaches.
I specialise in working with relational and relationship difficulties, trauma and loss.
My practice is non-discriminatory and LGBT+ affirmative, with respect for the individuality, experience and value of each client.
I belong to the following institutes and professional bodies: BACP; Metanoia Institute; IARTA; and EATA.
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
An initial consultation is an opportunity for us to meet and see whether we feel we would work well together. I run an initial assessment to understand a bit more about you and what you want from therapy and it is an ideal time for you to ask any questions you might have about counselling or the way I work
Individual Psychotherapy: £55.00 per session
Weekly, or twice weekly, counselling provides an opportunity to develop a working alliance in which we can make meaning from your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. We can process, at your pace, challenges and experiences that may have seemed insurmountable or overwhelming, and explore options for growth. Therapy is a collaborative process, so the therapeutic relationship is at the heart of facilitating change.
Couples / Relationship Psychotherapeutic Counselling: £65.00 - £75.00 per session
Relationship counselling provides a dynamic in which to explore difficulties experienced within a couple or pair. This form of therapy involves identifying and learning about unhelpful repetitive behaviours, and developing tools for an alternative. It also provides a non-judgemental, objective space to speak honestly together.
Couples counselling can be of huge benefit in many situations or stage of your relationship. For example, therapy is a resource that can be used whether parties are dedicated to resolving current difficulties or looking for an amicable way to end a relationship or co-parent.
Whatever your reason for seeking relationship counselling, working with a qualified therapist provides a valuable opportunity to facilitate communication and change.