I am a qualified BACP accredited counsellor/psychotherapist offering a non-judgemental and thoughtful space in which we can explore your experiences and life challenges together. My aim is to provide an opportunity for you to talk confidentially about your troubles, feelings and experiences and to have time to reflect on your situation. My approach is predominantly psychodynamic which means that if relevant we may explore how your experiences in the past might be influencing your present. This can help to clarify your present situation and offer a possible springboard for change if this is what you wish. I offer short or long term counselling depending on your needs and circumstances. We will start with an initial assessment session where we can discuss your needs. If you decide you would like to progress, sessions will be once a week at an agreed time and last for 50 minutes.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Masters degree in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling from the University of Hertfordshire.
Additionally, I hold a qualification in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy, a Level 1 Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and training in Brief Solution Focused Therapy.
I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and abide by the BACP's ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy.
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
Not available until April 2021