In response to Coronavirus...
Please note ALL sessions will now take place remotely via Zoom and FaceTime until further notice. Fifty-minute sessions are available and I also work with the following insurance companies: Vitality, Aviva, Aetna, WPA, Bupa and AXA.
The past 18months has changed the way counselling, psychotherapy and change work are practiced and experienced. I want to say there have been some real benefits to working online so don't be put off. Exploration at depth still takes place, in the comfort of your own space, without the challenge of getting to and from appointments, travel time and the expense of parking. We have also found that some clients feel less of the intensity and pressure that being 'in the room' can create. Above all else the work is still confidential, boundaried and effective.
About the work:
You are here, and that means that you're already stepping into a fertile environment for clarity, psychological healing and change. This first step is courageous and you will be met with warmth and compassion as you begin to explore what you are struggling with at the moment. You may be experiencing generalised anxiety or panic attacks; depression or feeling sad, perhaps you are going through separation or divorce. I am BACP registered/accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with over 12 years experience working in a range of professional settings. Bringing together my training in a variety of approaches my style of therapy is like a one-to-one personal therapeutic consultancy, tailored to you to exploring your unique feelings, thoughts, needs, dilemmas and challenges that you may experiencing right now.
I provide a confidential space for you to:
- explore the issues and difficulties that life, relationships, and some patterns of behaviour create.
- gain greater understanding, emotional clarity and increased self-awareness.
- create an opportunity to make changes in your life with confidence and support.
My work is open to anyone over the age of 18years who is struggling with life at the moment. I also work with groups and couples.
Here are just some of the issues that I work with:
- relationship difficulties (inc romantic, friendship, family, work-related, present & historical)
- anxiety, panic & stress
- divorce and separation
- decision making & life choices
- gender and sexuality
- self-esteem and confidence issues
- abuse - present & historical
- health anxieties & illness
Couples therapy can provide invaluable insight into the workings of your relationship, whether familial, friendship, romantic, marriage. How we relate to one another has a profound impact on our wellbeing and function in the world and choosing the option to look at it more deeply is a courageous step. Couples counselling is offered to any couple wishing to take a deep look at their relationship and its workings. Whilst the past necessarily influences the present, my approach with couples is to work in the here and now and explore the intricate dynamic between you such as:
- What habits of relating do you have individually and together?
- What patterns have you fallen into? What matters to you most?
- How do you hear one another? Where are you not hearing?
- What do you want from each other?
- What are you experiencing in your body as you relate to each other.
Lecturer/Trainer: I have trained counsellors to degree level at Shrewsbury College and the University of Suffolk over the last ten years. I am currently a registered tutor at Cambridge University's Institute of Continuing Education and offer a variety of workshops in counselling and philosophy.
Writer: I am also a writer and have published articles and reviews about therapy in professional journals, co-edited a book and written chapters in others. I have also written a book titled Fifty Minutes (June 2020). More details can be found on my website www.theexperientialtherapist.com
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP registered and accredited membership
BACP Accredited Register
Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision: Accredited Institute for Individual Psychology (ASIIP); Certificate in Supervision: An Integrative Approach - Accredited ASIIP; Certificate Evidence-based Cognitive Hypnotherapy (BPS approved); Couples Training: The Relational Academy; Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Counselling (BACP accredited) ; Diploma CBT ; MA Humanities ; BA (Hons) in English & Philosophy; Certificate Training & Development
I attend a minimum of 30hours continued professional development per year in accordance with my professional association requirements.
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.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am also a qualified and experienced supervisor. Please click on the website link for more details: www.theexperientialtherapist.com
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
Reduced fees until further notice are:
Mon - Fri - £65 fifty minute session;
Couples - there will be NO couples counselling at this time*
Mon - Fri - £80 fifty minute session.
Mon - Fri - £65 per fifty minute session.
Mon - Fri - £60 per hour.
Payment is made by electronic transfer to reach the account by the time of your appointment.
One week's notice of cancellation is required.
Monday to Friday