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;
- sexual difficulties
- separation and divorce
- trust issues
- family tensions
- financial matters
- 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,
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).
Registered / Accredited
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Individual counselling for those with relationship dilemmas
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.
I try to offer flexibility with appointment times, working evenings and daytimes.
Online therapy sessions using Zoom software, with flexible appointment times.
Parking available close by.
Disabled access available at certain locations and can be discussed in further detail.
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.