Being trained psychodynamically, enables me to look at patterns & ways of coping that you may have used in the past but that are repeating, unconsciously and often unhelpfully, in the present. Often these come to light when a crisis, such as bereavement; the end of a relationship; redundancy or illness, occurs. Perhaps an overwhelm of anxiety, depression & panic attacks has led you to this page now...
By offering an authentic, non-judgemental & confidential space I can help you to explore the difficult feelings & emotions which you are experiencing, to enable you to understand and process what is occurring now in order to navigate a way differently into the future.
Deciding to come into counselling can often feel daunting. I have also been in your shoes! Therefore I am always happy to meet you for an initial free chat, by telephone or online, so that you can get to know me and the way I work before you commit to anything.
The number of sessions you may wish or need are entirely down to you. At present I am offering virtual meetings only, but will resume face to face as soon as it is safe to do so.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a psychodynamically trained counsellor, with many years of experience in the NHS, Higher Education Sector and at Living Well, a charity who support LGBTQ+ clients, including clients living with HIV.
I am also qualified as a Person Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression Practitioner, have an Advanced Diploma in Couples Counselling & Psychosexual Therapy from the Naos Institute, and a British Psychological Society Approved Certificate in Trauma treatments.
I 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 an Accredited 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.
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).
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.
£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
£65 per 50 minute session for individuals
£120 per 75 minute session for couples
Some concessions available if space allows. Please ask.
Weekdays and evenings. Possibility of weekend work, by prior arrangement.