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 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.
UK Association for Transactional Analysis
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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