Before becoming a therapist, I spent over thirty-five years working in the creative arts and further education. So, I am well aware of the nature of change and uncertainty.
I believe in the client’s ability to grow and change, when nurtured in an encouraging and accepting environment. I have helped many people, from diverse backgrounds and cultures, developing their self-awareness and confidence in order to change and overcome their difficulties, in both their professional and private life.
Change means learning to control unwanted negative ways of thinking and feeling - rather than negative thoughts and feelings controlling you.
Don't hesitate to contact me for an informal chat. I'm here to help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Levels 4 & 5.
- I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society and adhere to their code of ethics.
- I have a cert in EFT, ( Emotional Freedom Technique), known as 'Tapping'.
- Certified as a Hypnotherapist.
- Certificate in mindfulness.
- Have worked for several years in higher education supporting students and staff.
- More recently, I have been working with individuals and families affected by cancer.
- I am fully insured.
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Awakening creativity as a way to healing
- Overcoming stage fright/public speaking
- Coping with uncertainty
From £50.00 to £80.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
I operate a sliding scale from £50 to 80, dependant on budget. Please contact me for further information.
First and foremost, I make sure a safe, non-judgmental environment is created in order for you to feel accepted, listened to, understood, appreciated, respected, valued and worthy.
I was trained and practise as an integrative psychotherapist. Integrative therapy combines different therapeutic tools and approaches from various therapies, such as psychodynamic, Person centred, EFT ( Emotional Freedom Technique), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Gestalt. etc. This helps to deliver a unique and effective form of treatment that is suitable for individual needs.
I also draw on the principles of mindfulness as I am a great believer in living in the here and now. I am also trained as a Hypnotherapist and can offer this as a complementary therapy.
Fees will be discussed and agreed after initial consultation.