You may need help with an emotional difficulty or a challenging experience or you may just know that you don't feel quite 'right'.
I aim to offer a client-led, safe, committed and sensitive space where you are free to explore whatever it is in your life that is calling for your attention and free to choose your course to connect you to a sense of purpose and meaning. I hold the overarching concept that life's challenges alongside our innate longing to live more abundantly offer opportunities for transformation.
The blend of robust boundaries, a contained environment and the cadence of regular weekly meetings together with my deep respect for, and interest in, the mystery and miracle of your psyche and the different motivations that inspire you, mean that we can contemplate your change and growth in a way that is impartial, relevant and gentle.
This can be difficult work; to acknowledge, honour and come into relationship with deeply held painful feelings; but the path of becoming fully 'whole’ asks for integration of all parts of the self and the benefits can be great. These might be an increased sense of well-being, of emotional resilience, resourcefulness and a greater capacity to recognise and manage feelings and difficult experiences.
I make use of knowledge from different psychotherapeutic schools in the exploration of your experiences but, as research shows, it is the collaborative and trusting relationship between us that is instrumental in this process. To find out more please send me an email or text and we can arrange a time for a free 20 minute telephone conversation as a first step.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified psychotherapist with a Masters in Transpersonal Psychotherapy and Counselling and a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy from the Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy Education. I am an accredited member of UKCP and a member of BACP.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
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
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
My work is professionally supervised and I adhere to ethical guidelines as set out by BACP and UKCP. I hold Professional Liability Insurance. I believe in continuing education and attend courses on a regular basis.