I trained as a person-centred counsellor / psychotherapist at the University of East Anglia (UEA) having first studied other disciplines, including psychoanalytic and integrative perspectives. I have a background in the fine arts and came to counselling initially as a client myself. I have first-hand knowledge of the value that a trusted, compassionate therapist can have in enabling growth, fresh perspectives and a letting-go of what can sometimes be long-held emotional pain.
I will work with you at your own pace – I have no expectations and do not impose theories or unrealistic targets. You are free to experience what comes up for you in a supportive, accepting environment. Person-centred thinking, while not the only therapeutic approach I draw upon, entrusts power to the client, seeing them as ‘expert’ in their own unique journey to recovery. My lead, therefore, will come from you and what you wish to bring – in whatever form.
I work in private practice near Halesworth, Suffolk and in central Norwich and also teach - I am a tutor on the Postgraduate Diploma at The Norwich Centre for Personal and Professional Development and have previously taught at the University of East Anglia. I am a graduate member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I look forward to working with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc Psychology (1st Class Hons)
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial Exploratory (singles only): £20; 30-40 mins
Singles: £45 per hour session
Couples: £55 per hour / £75 per 1.5 hours
Supervision: £45 per hour / £65 per 1.5 hours
Monday - Friday: daytimes and some evenings