I offer safe, supportive and confidential mindfulness-based psychotherapy and counselling online and in Bruton, Somerset.
During the COVID-19 pandemic I am working extensively online - having had several years previous experience of working in this way I feel comfortable with supporting clients who may be new to this way of working together.
I work with both individuals and couples.
Psychotherapy offers a space to explore ourselves, how we relate to others, and how we relate to our past and present experience. It can be incredibly helpful and reassuring to be with a work through life's difficulties in a supportive and non-judgemental therapeutic relationship.
I offer both short-term therapy, which can provide valuable support during times of crisis and upheaval, I also offer long-term, depth psychotherapy, which can be a profound inner-journey over many months and sometimes years.
There are many circumstances in which people seek the support of therapy, some of the common issues that I work with are: anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family-issues trauma, sexual-abuse, life-changes and bereavement.
Sometimes you may simply be feeling that something is missing from your life, without understanding why.
I have an MA in Core Process Psychotherapy, which is a mindfulness-based approach.
Core Process Psychotherapy enquires into human experience at many different levels, working with our thoughts, emotions, body sensations, imagination, dreams and spirituality. This holistic approach offers a unique and fascinating way to explore our health and suffering. Core Process Psychotherapy can be described as a mindfulness based approach.
I abide by a written code of ethics upheld by the Karuna Institute, which is a member of the UKCP.
I also offer couples counselling - Having trained with Re-Vision to a Diploma in Couples with Soul, Couples Counselling. I work in a deeply supportive role to the relationship. I offer an authentic and safe space to fully explore the issues that are arising, and rather than seeing the issues as deeply problematic, see that instead these can be a catalyst for growth and discovering a deeper authenticity in relating.
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation Core Process Psychotherapy.
MA Core Process Psychotherapy.
ReVision Couples in search of Soul Cert in couples counselling.
EMDR training - part one completed.
Bessel Van der Kolk - Intensive Trauma Treatment Course
PODS Child Sexual Abuse & Trauma Certificate training.
Eco-therapy nature-based training.
.b Mindfulness in Schools facilitator training
Mindfulness practitioner and teacher - I run both days workshops and longer courses in Mindfulness practice.
Rainbow of Desires Facilitator Training
Shadow Work facilitation.
Non Violent Communication level 1
Conscious Collaboration - I offer trainings/group facilitation to organisations/charities.
Mental Health Placement within Acute Adult Psychiatric Ward
I also work providing Mindfulness and awareness- based practices and tools for more effective and conscious collaboration for all kinds of organisations.
I am also licensed to deliver the Mindfulness in Schools Project .b training.
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
£55.00 per session
I offer an 30 minute meeting which would give you the opportunity to discuss what you are seeking from psychotherapy, and to ask me any questions you may have - the charge for this is £25
Ongoing sessions are £55 per hour session.
For couples counselling the charge is £80 per hour or £120 per 90-minute session.
During the COVID-19 pandemic I am offering reduced rates for those experiencing financial difficulty.
Various daytime and evening
Sessions are 1 hour and usually at the same time each week.
I work from a purpose built secluded garden cabin in Bruton Somerset.