People sometimes seek counselling or psychotherapy for very specific reasons, for example to resolve the consequences of traumatic events; many in today's world are anxious as a result of COVID or of the global climate emergency. Others hardly know why, they just know that their life lacks the fulfilment and joy that they believe they deserve. My job, as a humanistic practitioner, is to work with you in a non-judgemental way to help you resolve whatever issues from the past or in the present are getting in the way of the present, in order to thrive and to secure a better future. My philosophy is that all people are worthy of respect, all people can change for the better, and everyone has within themselves a wonderful source of vital energy asking to be unleashed for healing and wellbeing.
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, and use a number of different humanistic approaches in my work. I work in English, French, Romanian, either face to face or online via Skype, Zoom or WhatsApp, and I offer Animal Assisted Therapy at our local organic farm. I work with people with a broad range of difficulties using the skills and techniques gained in my training, my profession and my life experience. My clients include women and men, children and young people, couples, groups and families. I have a special interest in working with survivors of spiritual and religious abuse, and with people from minority backgrounds.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy. Advanced Diploma in Forensic Counselling and Psychotherapy. Trainer and Supervisor using Transactional Analysis (PTSTA). EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner. Diploma in Supervision. LENS Neurofeedback practitioner. Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Practitioner. Additional training in Mindfulness.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Spiritual and Religious Abuse
From £50.00 to £90.00
Free initial in-person or online session
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
I charge between £50 and £90 per session for private clients. I am happy to discuss with you what is within your possibilities.
Early evening appointments sometimes available. I am experienced in working online for psychotherapy, counselling and supervision. I commonly use Zoom, Skype or WhatsApp.