I have been working as an Individual Psychotherapist for over 15 years now, working with many hundreds of people from all walks of life and with all kinds of presenting issues. I currently work in Frome and in Glastonbury in Somerset.
I work with Couples and hold a Certificate in the Study of the Couple Relationship certified by Tavistock Relationship, part of the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychiatry. In addition to my work with individuals and couples, I lecture and train people in Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy courses and Masters Degrees.
Over the years some of the issues I have worked with include: Anxiety, depression, unresolved trauma, anger management, panic attacks, sexual problems, addiction, loneliness, suicidal thinking and childhood abuse. I have worked with many people with diagnoses such as Borderline Personality Disorder and Bi Polar disorder. I also work with the existential and spiritual search for deeper meaning and fulfilment.
I work with short term therapy, using life changing techniques such as Mindfulness, and targeting symptom relief and enacting quick effective change. I offer safe, and secure stabilisation around personal crisis and I also am committed to longer term therapy, working at depth, supporting and enabling real and lasting life change.
I have the kind of life experience and training that has helped me to meet whatever clients bring with understanding, strength and support. It is my aim to make therapy a place where any difficulty can be shared and real change can be helped to happen.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a UKCP registered Psychotherapist.
I trained in Core Process Psychotherapy at the Karuna Institute.
I have been working as an Individual Psychotherapist since my early 30s and have worked with a great many people over this time.
I hold a Certificate in the Study of the Couple Relationship.
I am also a Lecturer and Teacher of Psychotherapy, training students in an MA in Core Process Psychotherapeutic Practice. I run therapy groups and different training groups.
I have been working for over15 years with a wide and diverse range of people.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My current fee is £45.00 per hour and sessions are for one hour on a weekly basis. For Couples I charge £60.00 per hour or £75.00 for an hour and a half.