Turning for help can feel like a frightening leap into the unknown. I understand this fear and can offer a safe, confidential space for self examination and reflection. Together we can explore the difficulties in your life, how they affect your wellbeing and how to move forward in a more genuinely productive and creative way.
I have experience supporting change in people who are suffering from a wide range of emotional and psychological issues including: abuse, anger, depression, loneliness, loss, low self-esteem, panic attacks and work related problems. However we all have our own unique past and present and therefore our own unique pain. Within a psychodynamic framework, my role is to offer you non-judgemental support, I will actively listen and help you to explore the nature of your problem, which is causing you distress. My aim is to help you to challenge and reflect on your experiences in the context of the past as well as the present, so as to deepen your understanding of their roots, gain a better understand of what is going on and find new ways of making sense of things.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an accredited member of BACP and I subscribe to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice which includes the requirement of regular professional supervision and on going professional development. I have a post graduate diploma in psychodynamic counselling and a post diploma qualification in time-limited therapy. I carry full liability insurance.
I have 11 years experience, including working with adults on an individual bases within a large agency and I am current seeing clients in private practice. I am able to offer support of an open-ended nature as well as time limited, focussed work of 6 to 12 sessions, depending on 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.