I am a qualified Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Trauma Practitioner with over 15 years experience. I have been Accredited with the UKCP (United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists) since 2003 and I am also an Accredited EMDR Practitioner with the EMDR Association UK & Ireland.
I offer a warm, non judgemental environment and an open honest approach to working with both individuals and couples. I am an integrative psychotherapist, which means that I draw on a number of models for therapy, adapting my approach to suit you. I have extensive experience in working with a wide range of issues, having worked in a variety of settings including, a bereavement service, a private psychiatric hospital and most recently at Transport for London's Occupational Health Counselling & Trauma Service.
In 2005 I trained in EMDR and now use this extensively in my work. EMDR is recognised by the NICE guidelines as a treatment of choice for trauma and PTSD and can also be used to help a number of other problems.
For more information, please visit my website at www.wellmeadowtherapy.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
In 2001 I completed a 5 year Post-graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling at CCPE (The Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education - London W2).
I have subsequently completed my EMDR training Level 1, 2 and 3 and I have also completed a training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Trauma.
I am committed to my ongoing professional development and attend regular conferences, workshops and trainings.
I have been registered with the UKCP (United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists) since 2003.
I worked for Wandsworth Bereavement Service for 8 years, moving on to a private psychiatric hospital where I ran therapeutic groups and saw patients individually. Most recently I worked for 6 years as a Counsellor and Trauma Practitioner at Transport for London's Occupational Health Counselling and Trauma Service. Within my private practice I am experienced in working with a wide range of issues.
I also work for Employee Assistance Programmes and insurance companies offering EMDR and trauma therapy to victims of crime and road traffic accidents.
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.
EMDR Association UK
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
Road Traffic Accidents
Rape / Sexual Assault
My psychotherapy fees are £60.00 for individuals and £70 for couples
EMDR sessions are £70
Appointments available in Winchester Monday to Thursday.
I am an integrative psychotherapist committed to providing a safe and confidential therapeutic space that allows for gentle exploration of your experience. At the heart of all that I do is the importance of the relationship between therapist and client in the healing process. For this reason at your first session I take a detailed assessment and allow time for your questions so that collaboratively we can make decisions about the way forward.
I am happy to work with a solution focused short term approach over 6 to 8 sessions. However, some issues may have their roots in the past and can require deeper exploration and understanding over a longer period of time.