I have worked for many years in the NHS and for several mental health charities. I typically work with people struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, self-criticism, shame, anger, addiction, dissociation, self-destructive tendencies, and much more. Such struggles often stem from multiple and complex life events and circumstances, including past/present abusive/neglectful relationships, abandonment, bereavement, bullying, trauma, racism, sexism, gender expectations, parenthood, study/work/financial pressures, and more existential challenges such as finding meaning and purpose in life.
I offer a warm, nurturing space in which, collaboratively, we can explore and make sense of difficulties you are facing. My doctoral level training in counselling psychology means I am skilled in working integratively, that is using several therapeutic approaches including systemic, internal family systems (IFS), psychodynamic, and existential models, and able to tailor my work to meet your specific needs. Primarily, my style is relational and contextual.
I am presently seeing clients in person as well as holding online sessions via Zoom and Skype. I also have a limited number of slots available for outdoor walking therapy in natural settings. Please contact me if you would like more information, preferably by email as I am often unavailable by phone.
I offer free initial telephone consultations of up to 20 minutes. I also offer some discounted slots for those on lower incomes and students.
Please see below for information on my existential group therapy programme.
Training, qualifications & experience
Professional doctorate in Counselling Psychology
Masters in Substance Misuse / Addiction
Undergraduate degree in Psychology
Certificate in Counselling
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£95.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Usual fee range for individual therapy / outdoor walking therapy £95 per 50 minute session.
Some discounted rates available for those on lower incomes and students. Please ask for more information.
I run a group therapy programme using existential frameworks during which as a group (6-8 people) we explore our relationships to - and anxieties stemming from - 'ultimate concerns' or 'givens of existence' such as mortality, freedom/responsibility, isolation and meaning/meaninglessness (see e.g. damonashworthpsychology.com/2019/01/25) along with how we relate to one another as members of a group. In my experience these groups provide a safe space where concerns can be considered in a climate of support and understanding. UPDATE 27/03/21: Following easing of lockdown, I am hoping to have this group back up and running by Summer 2021.
Group therapy fee: £40 per session.