Welcome! - It is so hard taking the first steps to find a therapist but you've done it! I offer a free initial telephone conversation where we can talk and decide if we are right for each other.
I believe that all of us have the wisdom and resources to be more of who we want to be, but often our life experiences get in the way of knowing who we are and what we really want from life. I offer a warm, caring, non-judgemental space where listening, hearing your story and providing a place of reflection, will be at the core of our work together. In a co-creative way, we will find a space where you feel safe, respected and heard – a space where awareness, understanding and compassion can grow and change will begin to feel possible.
My main working style is from a 'Relational' and integrative perspective, working alongside and with you through whatever brings you to therapy/counselling. I find relational Transactional Analysis to be a useful starting point where "I'm OK you're OK" is a key principle that will underpin our work together, building trust and safety. In trauma work I also offer 'Brainspotting'.
I have life experiences that include working as a lawyer (mostly in family law), teaching and mentoring adolescents and being an adoptive parent. My journey into therapy began through wanting to know myself at a deeper level and I loved how personal therapy opened doors to new ways of being and understanding. I began training in psychotherapy and after 5 years of study, practice and volunteering at a local Hospice and with MIND, I gained the UKATA Diploma in Transactional Analysis. My time working with grief, bereavement and loss has shown me the importance of therapy in providing a space to work through our emotions and have the space and support to feel our pain and our loss. I volunteer at MIND deepening my experience of working with anxiety, depression and trauma. I have also taken an ACTO approved course for working online professionally and safely.
I work with adults and adolescents.
If you want to contact me please email and we can organise a mutually convenient time for a free telephone conversation. I currently work mainly on Zoom or telephone (but can do skype and Facetime). I can support you with some of the technical issues involved in setting yourself up for online work. I can organise face to face work should you prefer and also offer ‘walk and talk’ sessions on the Ashdown Forest (weather permitting).
My current fees are £50 per session online/phone and £55 face to face. Some concessions are available.
Training, qualifications & experience
UKATA Diploma in Transactional Analysis
Brain Spotting P1
Certificates in Trauma, depression, bereavement, mental health, depression, attachment, working with young people.
LLB & LLM (Dist.)
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
UK Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA)
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.
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My current fees are £50 per session online/phone and £55 face to face.
Some concessions are available.