Everyone who comes to Roots for help with difficulties and challenges that is impacting daily life are treated individually as there is no one size fits all therapeutic method. It is a bespoke process tailored in a way to work at a pace that suits you and is designed specifically to meet your needs. All clients that come to Roots are provided a structured, boundaried environment in which to manage safety and confidentiality. This ensures maximum therapeutic potential in an ethical manner as guided by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
By building a trusting therapeutic alliance with you, and the decisions for the direction of therapy led by you we are able to initiate the process for understanding and lasting change/development.
I named my practice Roots because I believe strongly in the impact our childhood experiences, and past behaviours have on our current life positions. Consciously, or unconsciously, we act in a ways that were modelled to us at an early age and sometimes those lessons are incompatible with the person you've grown to be. Learning that these behaviours can be re-modelled for the life you're currently experiencing can bring about significant development and growth. 'The past is a place of reference, not a place of residence, the past is a place of learning, not a place of living' - Roy T Bennett.
My client experience and training highlight my work with young people, bereaved clients, anxiety, depression, suicidal behaviour, and other presenting challenges that clients have struggled with.
One of the most important decisions in coming to therapy is choosing the right counsellor for you. Many profiles are similar and it can be difficult to choose. My advice is to make contact with a few and see how you relate to that counsellor. Investing in yourself is a fantastic way to look after you and I value your investment as much as you do.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) qualification
Place2be Children's Counselling Training
HIV/AIDS Awareness workshop
Working with Metaphor
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
Monday to Thursday evenings in Swindon.
Friday sessions available in Croydon.
You can find more information on my website and also find us on Instagram @rootscounselling