Couples counsellor, predominant client base in the arts
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I am a psychotherapeutic counsellor and I believe that we can write our own life stories, even if it doesn’t always feel like we can. A relational practitioner, I am a qualified counsellor (Dip), have a certificate of accreditation in couples therapy for depression (CTFD), which is endorsed by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and am nearing completion of my Masters degree in Transactional Analysis psychotherapy at the Metanoia Institute, London. I have numerous years of experience in working with individuals and couples across a broad spectrum of life situations, from depression and anxiety to eating disorders, workplace stress and relational difficulties.
I have an interest in couples work and, as a former professional musician, I understand about the pressures of performance, judgement, and balancing creativity with financial stability. My clients are often people who work in the arts. I believe all these issues are relevant to couples as well as individuals, be they in the creative industries or not. I also like to creatively explore our life situations and use our imagination to help us move toward the places we want to inhabit.
I am a registered member of MBACP, IARTA and EATA and a senior trainee with UKCP, and I am governed by their codes of ethics.
I offer a safe space in which to talk and sessions last 50 minutes. I am currently offering online sessions only but would be open to working face-to-face or in a blended fashion between the two.
If you would like to consider working with me, I am happy to have an initial phone conversation to understand where you are and what you would like from therapy. From there, if we agree we would like to consider working together more, we can have an initial consultation. Please contact me if you'd like to talk and possibly work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am registered with the BACP as an individual, a member of IARTA and EATA and a senior trainee with UKCP. I am governed by their codes of ethics. I have a Counselling Diploma (Dip) in Transactional Analysis and accreditation in Couples Therapy for Depression (CTFD) from the Tavistock Institute.
I am in the final stages of my Masters Degree in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy, having completed four years of training at the Metanoia Institute, London.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £60.00 to £90.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
I charge between £60 and £90 depending on the client needs and whether I am working with you as an individual or as a couple. I can offer a sliding scale for my fees, depending on the client's situation.
When I work
I work on weekdays and make some weeknights available.
Currently, to ensure ongoing safety, I am only working on Zoom, or can provide telephone counselling if required. I look forward to returning to face to face work when appropriate.