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(PhD, MBACP Accred)

About me

Perhaps you're going through something that's just too big to untangle alone, or maybe you feel you've got stuck and don't know how to move on from here.  In my practice I create a sanctuary for my clients to retreat to within their present life, to come to a deeper clarity and discover new ways to move forward.

I can offer therapy for those seeking help with depression, anxiety, family issues, feelings of aloneness, low self-esteem, sex and sexuality, bereavement and loss, shame and acceptance, physical symptoms and other health issues, spiritual concerns, fear of death and the search for meaning.

I am an existential therapist working within a pluralistic framework, which means that I offer a therapeutic approach which is bespoke to you, and also one that we envisage together.  Where it could be helpful I might suggest humanistic, psychodynamic, or cognitive behavioural approaches.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been in continuous practice since 2011 and am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  In addition to private practice I have delivered therapy for young people in higher education, in cancer and hospice care, and in prison.

​I am additionally a senior university lecturer and trainer in Psychological Therapies and Mental Health.  I also have a PhD modelling patterns of change in psychotherapy.

One feature that's distinctive about my approach is a focus not just on what happens in the session, but in the days between sessions: with an eye to your growing awareness and significant moments in your life 'out there'.

And central to my approach is that I accept you for who you are, and you may find that your knowledge of who you are, and how you are out there in the world, becomes clearer during therapy.

​You're welcome to contact me at any point with questions or queries.  All sessions are charged at £60 and we have the option of meeting either in person at the Pure Treatment Rooms, Wetherby, online over Zoom, or over the phone.

Member organisations

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£60.00 per session

Additional information

£60 per session.

Psychotherapy can also be covered through private health insurance following a referral through your GP.  I am a registered therapist with Axa PPP, Aviva and VitalityHealth.

Further information

You can call or text 07789 755606, or email direct to alittlesanctuary@hotmail.com.

Pure Treatment Rooms, 11-13 Victoria St, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS22 6RE

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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