I am a qualified and experienced psychodynamic counsellor who works with individuals and couples. My background is in the mental health sector with individuals, children and families. I have had many years experience of working directly with people with emotional and psychiatric problems as well as children and families and also as an honorary psychotherapist working with adults.
My approach is to set up a confidential and empathic environment in which we can work, exploring the past histories of clients, and current circumstances. However, as a psychodynamic counsellor I am particularly interested in how you relate to yourself and others and will use understandings of the unconscious mind and your deeper most expressive self, including your dreams.
If you wish to discuss being in counselling we will meet to discuss your concerns and what you want to achieve from your counselling.
It is my experience that therapeutic work can enable creativity and growth into maturity and acceptance. With couples counselling I will enable you to feel safe and to be heard and we will work together to enable communication and thinking. As a couple it is hoped that you will be able to take such skills forward whilst developing an understanding of what has brought you both to the current situation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked for many years in the area of mental health social work in hospital and community settings and have been working in my private psychodynamic counselling practice since 2015. Prior to that I worked as staff counsellor at Gloucestershire Counselling Service.
I am equipped to work privately on the basis of supervised clinical experience based in an agency, in hospital psychotherapy departments and in private practice.
I am educated at graduate and postgraduate levels and also qualified in the area of counselling on the basis of a degree in psychodynamic studies and a clinical diploma in psychodynamic studies. I have undertaken a postgraduate year of study in the area of psychodynamic studies.
I am registered with HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council)
I am registered with and accredited by British Psychoanalytic Council.
Registered / Accredited
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British Psychoanalytic Council
The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.
BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per session for individual adults
£50 for couples