Hello and a warm welcome.
I run a small private practice called, Bodhi Therapy Nottingham. The sole aim being to help and support you to work through the things that are making you feel not quite yourself at the moment. Whatever the issue, work related stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family trouble, historical events, in fact whatever it is that is impacting your daily, emotional life, talking about it can help. It is my experience, that therapy can be likened to pressing the pause button.
"As a practitioner and as a individual, I believe in finding your own way and creating your own path. I value individual difference, honesty, growth, connection and relationship. I care deeply, but don't want to fix, choosing rather to follow along side, where ever that path my lead and not shying away from the darkness of your experience. I don't see people as broken, but stuck within patterns that they might not be aware of yet. As a practitioner, there are no promises, but the offer of support whilst you need me. I am not an expert, so I wont have the answers, but I may have suggestions. I can not and will never truly understand what it is like to be you, all I can do is respect the person you show me and provide a relationship where you feel safe to just be you."
I am an experienced, fully qualified, accredited and insured psychotherapist. My interest in mental health started around 20 years ago when I first studied counselling. Since then, I have worked as a groom in dressage and horse racing, worked in music promotion and education, which led me back, full circle, into counselling.
I have written research on my special areas of interest, the Inner-Critical voice and on honesty and transparency in the counselling room.
HOW I WORK
I am open and honest and base my philosophy and values within the Person-Centred model, truly believing that the client is at the centre of the work done. Whilst working with me, you will not be judged for what you say, nor will you be told what to talk about. This will feel like a tailor made service, as I value each person as an individual, knowing that one way, or one theory does not suit us all.
It is vital that you feel comfortable and safe with me and at the practice. I take great care to be an ethical practitioner, taking confidentiality seriously and strive to mutually create a growthful, empowering relationship, with trust at its core.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The great thing about this approach is that you are in charge, you define the pace and content. I wont claim to 'know how you feel' or 'tell you it will all be ok', I provide a space in which to be heard. Together we will explore the feelings and experiences you have, making you able to better understand yourself, helping you become more aware of your own process. With this growing awareness you will begin to develop a stronger sense of who you are and how you tick, hopefully leading you to the change you desire.
However, within this journey it may not always feel comfortable. Working with a range of experiences can lead to some surprising emotional responses. During more difficult times in therapy, you may become upset, angry and confused. These are all part of your own healing process, which is normal.
Training, qualifications & experience
My 4 year training was completed in Nottingham, where I gained an MSc in Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy. I am also a registered and accredited with the U.K.C.P. (Accreditation simply means that a therapist has gone through the accreditation process and been recognised in achieving a high standard of knowledge, experience and development.)
Throughout this time, I have worked with a large range of presenting issues, many different people, spanning different backgrounds, beliefs and cultures. As a student therapist, I have also been the client, which I believe is vital for any professional in this area to be.
I have worked as a school counsellor and also work within the team at C.A.S.Y. in Newark, supporting young people and at Nottingham Counselling Service (N.C.S).
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
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
- Inner critic
- Self critic
Concessions offered for
As there is a wealth of choice when choosing a therapist/counsellor, I believe that an initial meeting is beneficial to experience for yourself how you feel about that person.
I offer a FREE half hour consultation, where we have a chance to meet and see where the therapy will take place. There is absolutely no obligation to commit to the sessions, but it will give you a feel for the space and a chance to ask any questions you may have about therapy. It is important to note, that the actual therapy will take once you decide to commit to sessions and a contract has been signed between us both.
Monday - Friday, 10am - 8.00pm
My practice is based in Carlton, Nottingham in a quiet location. There is ample street parking, if you wish to drive and is a minutes walk from the nearest bus stop, which is the number 25 or 27, on the lilac bus route from the city centre.