We are faced with one of the most challenging times in recent history, created by the coronavirus. There is not only the viral pandemic but a very real visceral one too. All the parts are moving and it feels like there is nothing stable to hang onto. Online sessions offer a safe space to explore theses feeling whilst being offered in return, compassion, acceptance and support. In this space you can feel heard, seen and connected.
Sadly there is no GPS, handbook or manual to help us navigate life's many ups and downs. We are often taught to; “Be Strong”, “Suck it up”, “Man (or woman) up” and lots of other unhelpful one liners that really don’t help towards managing life's challenges. We learn to keep hurts quiet and muddle through pain and confusion on our own.
The good news is, we don't have to manage everything on our own, there is help available so you don't have to suffer in silence. By searching for support, you have already joined an elite group of the brave. By reading this you have taken the first step towards empowering yourself and taking back control.
I offer a safe, non-judgmental, supportive and empathetic space where we can explore difficult issues sensitively and you can truly be yourself - completely and wholly accepted and acceptable.
Training, qualifications & experience
Before retraining in psychotherapy, I spent many years living and working in London, a time that has afforded me a well rounded view of what work/life balance really looks like. In this uncertain time of home-schooling and working from home, it can feel like an impossible balancing act of managing multiple demands and how unresolved tensions can have a domino effect on our mental health, identity, self-esteem and confidence. Since then I have gone on to work with clients and patient across a vast array of sectors everything from Clinical Director, NHS to Armed Forces and Prisons to Harley Street. I have now moved to Cornwall to be nourished by nature which by definition addresses balances in my own life and informs my practice.
One size never fits all, so as an Integrative therapist, I draws on the approaches that best suit the issues and I adapt my work to suit the clients needs. I am trained to work with a number of issues including; trauma, bereavement, intercultural, depression, anxiety, high risk and I am also both an adult and youth Mental Health First Aider.
I provide a safe, non-judgemental, supportive and empathetic space where client’s and patients can explore difficult thoughts, feelings, be truly vulnerable and wholly accepted.
I believe within this space, we can unlock; change, create a toolkit that promotes personal potential and find wholehearted connection. It’s my absolute pleasure and privilege to be a teammate, facilitator, educator and guest in others live.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer telephone or face-to-face video call sessions. I can also provide a free telephone consultation were we can get to know each other and see if we are the right fit.
£80 per session.