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Dip. Psychodynamic Mar. Th., MBACP (Accred)

About me

Online therapy sessions for couples and individuals using Zoom can be arranged with flexible appointment times.

I provide relationship counselling in the Newbury and Marlborough areas for clients who are; married, single, co-habiting or separated, heterosexual, gay, lesbian and from different ethnic backgrounds. Providing a safe and confidential space within which you can be heard and supported. Relationships can be complex and there are often many factors which have an affect, such as, finances, psychosexual issues, career, parenting, trust, affairs, resentment, family tensions, depression, to name a few.

As a psychodynamic relationship therapist (trained at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships), I work with clients to facilitate an understanding of their relationship difficulties, making links with their family, parental and past experiences and their current relationship issues.

Our ways of relating to others are formed in early childhood and during our developmental stages, with our parents, care-givers, siblings, peers and the family unit. These formative years are the basis of our uniqueness and influence how we conduct our relationships as well as our choice of partner. We develop strategies over the years to help us to cope with the complexities of life, in particular how we manage our feelings about ourselves as individuals and in relation to others.

Relationship Counselling helps individuals and couples to think about the often complex issues which are affecting them, some of which are;

  • anger
  • resentment
  • sexual difficulties
  • separation and divorce
  • trust issues
  • family tensions
  • financial matters
  • affairs
  • conflicting views and values
  • being parents
  • managing children in the relationship

Making a decision to talk through these difficult emotions can feel like a daunting prospect at first. However, finding some space to talk and explore your feelings, then quite often relief and insight can be found. These days our lives can be socially complex and we try our best to interweave our relationships with the demands of everyday life.

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 026857_print_logo.jpg

membership no. 576308 and work within the framework and guidelines of the B.A.C.P.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling at the W.P.F (Westminster Pastoral Foundation), London

Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Martial and Couple Therapy. U.E.L. Accredited. Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships, London

Extensive clinical experience at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships, London and in private practice.

Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Accredited by the B.A.C.P. (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Relationship issues
Couples psychotherapy
Individual counselling for those with relationship dilemmas

Fees

Additional information

Regular Counselling sessions fees are between £50 and £ 60 for individuals and couples.  Regular session fees are negotiated during your assessment session.  

I allocate some session slots for those who require low cost counselling.  Please enquire and we can discuss your needs in more detail.

I offer a 1 hour assessment session within which we are able to discuss your needs and decide whether we wish to work together going forward.


When I work

I try to offer flexibility with appointment times, working evenings and daytimes.

Online therapy sessions using Zoom software, with flexible appointment times.

Further information

Parking available close by.

Disabled access available at certain locations and can be discussed in further detail.

LOCATIONS:

I offer several locations to choose from which suit your needs and the availability of session timings.

Therapy Rooms are located in central Newbury and also at another location (10 minute drive) from Newbury.

Therapy Rooms are located in central Marlborough and also at another location (10 mins drive) from Marlborough.

2nd Floor, 47 Cheap Street, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5BX

6 A London Road, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1PH

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme