I am a fully qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), offering open ended weekly counselling sessions for adults. I am currently working online or by phone and hope to return to face to face sessions soon.
Counselling can help you work through issues preventing you from moving forward or from fully experiencing your life. As a therapist, I will offer you a safe place to openly discuss and explore the difficulties you may be experiencing, at your own pace, without judgement and in confidence.
Past experience can provide context for difficulties we currently face and problems in relationships. We can consider this together, to help you gain valuable insight into patterns of behaviour which may no longer be helpful to you. This approach can increase self-awareness and our capacity to cope with current and future difficulties.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Psychology - Open University
Dip. (HE) Pyschodynamic Counselling - University of Greenwich
Certificate in CBT skills - WPF Therapy
Ongoing Continuous Professional Development on a broad range of topics such as Personality Disorder, Eating disorders, Anxiety disorder, Addiction and Working with Trauma.
I have spent several years working for a BACP accredited agency as a counsellor and an assessor, I have worked as a volunteer for a respected mental health charity and I also work in private practice.
During my counselling practice I have worked with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, work related stress, loss, trauma, abuse, low self-esteem and issues of identity.
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
Initially I offer a free 15 minute phone call, with no obligation to continue, to see if I am the right person for you and discuss how our work together might proceed. This can be arranged by email or phone as above.