I am an accredited registered member of the BACP and am passionate about the healing power of counselling and psychotherapy and the capacity of the human psyche to heal, develop and grow. This belief, coupled with my training and experience, underpins how I work.
I can help with many underlying causes of emotional pain; mental health problems and associated physical symptoms. If you are suffering from anxiety; generalised anxiety disorder; effects of trauma; depression; distress; feeling stuck; repeating patterns; feeling confused; work place stress; relationship issues; lacking a sense of direction or needing an emotional sounding board, then investing in counselling or psychotherapy can be life enriching.
The process of counselling and therapy can be transformational and help to: develop resilience and internal emotional resources; heal emotional wounds of the past; make sense of ourselves and our place in the world; understand how we relate to others.
When you make contact: by either telephone, email or text will give you a chance to explain what you would like help with and ask me any questions you may have about how I can help. I will explain about what to expect at your initial appointment.
Your first appointment: is a two way process, it’s an opportunity to talk about any symptoms you are having and what is going on in your life which has led you to seek help. I will be assessing your clinical need and you will be assessing me and discovering how I work; if the fit feels right and you feel comfortable with me, we can make further appointments.
Areas of special interest: As well as having an interest in working in the areas mentioned above I am interested in working with experience of trauma, issues of identity, sexuality and how we are impacted by illness and disease.
My approach is integrative which means I draw on several different theoretical approaches to support my work. I have received training in the following approaches: Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Existential, CBT, Somatic Body Work and Brief term work. I also work in a client centred (or humanistic) way which means that I work differently with everyone because each of us and our needs and experiences are unique. I have experience and knowledge of the 12 step programme of recovery and have also been trained and worked with a National Bereavement Support Charity.
I am a member of EMDR UK and Trauma Aid UK and am also a registered provider of services with BUPA, Aviva, Vitality, Cigna, and Helix Health Services Ltd.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling at Regent’s College in London (intergrative)
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute - Level I: Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory Nov 2020
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute - Level 2 Developmental Injury - training in progress Jan-Nov 2021
EMDR Training Part 3 - Nov 2020 - Alexandra Richman Training
EMDR Training Part 2 - July 2020 - Alexandra Richman Training
EMDR Training Part 1 - Jan 2020 - Alexandra Richman Training
CBT for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Trauma - Apr 2019
'Somatic Trauma Therapy Training' with Babette Rothschilds - Oct 2019
Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Health and Well-being
Brief short term work
Each year I undertake Continuing Professional Development
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also work with people who experience extreme bodily symptoms associated with trauma and anxiety.
From £75.00 to £105.00
Free initial telephone session
£75.00 to £105.00 for both the assessment session and ongoing counselling and psychotherapy sessions.
My working hours are: Mon-Fri 8.00am - 9.00pm
I offer online, video (using free encypted software) and telephone counselling sessions.