Hello there, thank you for visiting my page.
First of all, I would like to wish you a warm welcome. Being here and looking for potential therapists is a big step towards making a positive change in your life, or the life of a loved one. Finding the therapist who is right for you is fundamental to the success of personal therapy. I will tell you a little bit about me and the way that I work, if that sounds like it could help then I would love to hear from you.
In the interests of public safety during the COVID 19 pandemic I am not offering face to face sessions at present. Sessions will be held via zoom or phone call.
I am a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, registered with both the BACP. I work openly and honestly with my clients, providing a safe environment to collaboratively explore difficulties and work towards personal goals. It is my personal aim to help you get to know yourself a bit better, and to help you to develop meaningful coping strategies that will allow you to deal with life’s stressors, whatever and whenever they might be.
As a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist I am interested in exploring the way you think as well as the way that you behave, and demonstrating the intrinsic link between the two. A typical Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) session involves breaking down recent life events that have caused you distress. Together we will take a closer look at the way in which your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and behaviours have been triggered and work out what is no longer helpful for you. The goal of CBT is to break the cycle that negative thinking creates and work on more adaptive and positive ways of thinking and behaving.
Despite a strong presence of CBT I do work in an integrative manner that is flexible to the needs of my clients. This could involve drawing on different counselling and therapeutic modalities that fit with the style of my client.
if this sounds like something that could help you, please get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- SCOTCAS Diploma in Counselling & Group Work
- COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills
- MA Psychology (hons)
I have experience working with individuals presenting with a wide range of issues including:
- Relationship / Interpersonal Problems
- Substance Misuse
- Low Self Esteem
I also have extensive experience of working with adults with a learning disability in a social care settings as well as within an NHS speech and Language environment.
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
How to get started:
Contact me via email, we will set up an initial session to meet and talk about how counselling can support you. If you are happy to continue after the initial session we will meet weekly for an agreed period of time, we will review this regularly to ensure you are getting the most you can from therapy.