I offer Individual Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy and my training has extended alongside my practice for over 20 years. I have a wide experience of helping clients work through entrenched patterns or traumatic experiences to reach more resourceful and hopeful places in their lives. I offer Individual face to face therapy and online. There may be the option of joining an online therapy group.
Psychodynamic therapy can have a beneficial effect on many emotional difficulties including anxiety, depression and struggles in relating to others. Distressing issues may have suddenly appeared in your life or you may recognise you have been repeating unhelpful patterns for many years.
With the help of a trained and experienced therapist , and a psychodynamic approach, much that has become overwhelming, confusing or stuck, can begin to change.
This is because the work can help address both the conflicts within ourselves as well as those we might experience in relating to others
In therapy it is possible to gain greater insight into what happens in our internal world and for this to influence how we are able to be in relationship..
Psychodynamic Therapy can begin to bring about real and lasting changes towards more fulfilling ways of living.. An assessment can provide an opportunity to explore options , including length of therapy, individual in-person or online ,. and/or joining a therapy group. I can also redirect if it seems none of these are suitable.
I am committed to providing a reliable service in which you have the space to explore any aspect of your life and to find the growth you need. It may be that this is your first time starting therapy, or that you have had difficult/rewarding experiences of therapy in the past. Either way, I aim to take your needs seriously. and respect the uniqueness of your journey.
I am able to offer help with a wide range of difficulties and if you are wondering if I might be able to help you, an initial appointment is the first step to finding out.
I also able to provide supervision for therapists who would like to apply psychodynamic concepts to understanding the often complex dynamics which can arise in their work. This can be provided in individual sessions, group sessions with the possibility of telephone or Skype.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
Diploma in Humanistic Psychology
Qualifying Course in Group Analysis
Core Supervision and Therapeutic Supervision
STPN Diploma in Supervision.
Full member UKCP.
I have wide experience of working privately with clients both short and long term and supervising practitioners.
My previous organisational experience includes that of;
- Seeing patients in a large General Practice.
- Clinical Manager of a counselling organisation.
- Providing brief therapy in a specialist service.
- Providing group therapy in an organisation for those with life limiting illness.
- Teaching group analysis for a training organisation
- Principal Group analyst at a charity for those with life-threatening illness.
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.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Joining a Weekly Therapy group has been found to be effective because it provide the opportunity to interact with others in the therapy environment.
Therapy Groups can;
Help you realise you are not alone in your thoughts and feelings.
Provide the opportunity to recognise some helpful similarities and differences with others.
Allow you to gain insight into how you are seen by others.
Enable patterns of interaction within the group to come to light so that you can begin to change those which are no longer helpful to you.
Allow you to build your self-confidence through helping and being helped by others.
In order to explore whether a therapy group is right for you and ,if so ,to prepare you to get the most from the group, it is usual for us to meet at least twice prior to starting in the group. A new group will be starting in Aberystwyth and there are some low fee places if needed.
From £35.00 to £41.00
My fee for an initial appointment is £35.,
The ongoing weekly fee is £41 however if this is more than you can afford, a reduction is sometimes possible.
Group places may also be available from time to time and low fee places may be agreed if needed.
If phoning please leave a contact number and best times to call back...You will get a quicker response if you email initially (mobile reception limited).