I offer professional, confidential online psychotherapy and counselling for men and women in the UK, Europe and around the world using Skype and FaceTime. My aim is to help you effectively resolve your emotional and psychological problems in a supportive therapeutic environment. These are some of the areas that I work in as a psychotherapist and counsellor:
- Relationship problems
- Anger and jealousy
- Compulsive behaviour
- Workplace stress
- Career change
- Loss of meaning
- Low self-esteem
- Childhood issues
- Bereavement support
- Relocation counselling
- Expat counselling
- LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans)
- Creativity, creative block
- Personal growth
People are drawn to therapy for many reasons. Sometimes they simply feel “stuck” or have lost purpose or meaning in their lives. At other times the decision to ask a psychotherapist or counsellor for help comes after months or years of struggling on their own with depression or anxiety or with compulsive and addictive behaviour. There are also those whose lives have been turned upside down by a traumatic event such as the breakdown of a relationship, a major bereavement or the loss of their job. Others are at a crossroads or wrestling with a decision: anything from the approach of a significant birthday to whether to come out. Finally, some men and women simply want to understand themselves better and gain greater insight into their own psychology – you don't have to be unhappy to see a therapist.
Whatever brings you to therapy, my approach as a psychotherapist and counsellor is at all times respectful, non-judgmental and affirmative, regardless of your age, gender, race, disability, sexuality, belief system or lifestyle.
Seeking professional support is never an easy step to take, especially if this is the first time you have considered approaching a psychotherapist or counsellor. You may feel overwhelmed not only by your problems but by the array of different therapies and specialists on offer. To find out more about me and my therapy practice and to help you decide whether I am the best person to assist you in moving forward in your life, please take time to explore my website. Here you will find information about how I work, what theories I draw on and how I came to be a therapist. I am happy to answer any questions in advance of our first session.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold an MSc in Counselling Psychology (distinction) and I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor/ Psychotherapist. I am also an accredited bereavement support worker and a former honorary counsellor for the mental health charity Mind. I am DBS-checked (Disclosure and Barring Service), fully insured and registered for data protection. I am approved by private health insurers including Aviva and Axa PPP Healthcare.
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.
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
I hold an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia and I am interested in working both with those who are struggling with their creativity, and those who want to enhance their therapy through creativity.