Being trained psychodynamically, enables me to look at patterns & coping mechanisms that may have been set down in the past but that are repeating, unconsciously and often unhelpfully, in the present. Often these come to light when a crisis - bereavement; redundancy; illness - occurs.
Offering you an authentic, non judgemental & confidential space to explore the difficult feelings & emotions that arise, can enable us to work on re-imagining and navigating a way through to the future.
Deciding to come into counselling can often feel daunting. I am always happy to meet you, for an initial and free chat, by telephone so that you can get to know me and the way I work before you commit to anything.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a psychodynamic counsellor, with extensive experience in the NHS, Higher Education Sector and at Living Well, a charity who support clients living with HIV.
I am qualified as a NICE approved Counselling for Depression Practitioner and am currently completing an Advanced Diploma in Couples Counselling & Psychosexual Therapy.
I also work integratively and can teach techniques, including CBT and mindfulness skills, to better help you challenge and manage the emotional stress of everyday life.
As a Registered Member of the BACP, I adhere strictly to their Ethical Framework which supports the importance of safety, confidentiality, respect, and equality.
Prior to training as a counsellor, I read for a Gender Studies with Comparative Religious Studies (BA Hons) & worked for the BBC World Service, making radio programmes.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have extensive experience working with the LGBTQ+ community.
£75 per 50 minute session for individuals
£120 per 75 minute session for couples
Some concessions available if space allows. Please ask.