I am a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, I qualified in 2010, gaining a Masters degree in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy, specialising in working with adults. I have recently completed my five years re accreditation from my training Institute.
My underlying belief is that everyone is unique, and therefore my work is very much tailored to the specific needs of the individual. I will offer the use of various art forms if appropriate, to enhance and bring meaning to the work, but if you just wish to talk that of course is fine too. It is your session and it is important to me that you can relax and feel comfortable.
Please feel free to telephone or email me to set up a first session, where we can talk about what you hope to achieve from the therapy. I offer a first session as a consultation to discuss your needs more fully and there is no charge for this. There is also no obligation if you decide not to proceed. If, however, you are happy to continue we will set up a second session, and will arrange a suitable programme of therapy.
I offer 50 minute sessions, held weekly on a short term and a long term basis. I provide a warm and comfortable atmosphere to work in.
Training, qualifications & experience
My aim is to offer my clients a warm, comfortable environment , in which a client can safely explore what their worries are, without feeling judged. I work with compassion and understanding and I believe that all of us can find our own solutions with support from a therapeutic relationship.
I qualified as a Psychotherapist in 2010 after a four-year Masters degree at The Institute of Arts In Therapy and Education. I have worked with clients suffering anxiety, addiction, depression, loss and bereavement and relationship problems. My work has also included adults who have been sexually abused and those who have been suffering mental health issues.
My work as a volunteer counsellor for the past eight years in a local charity that works with clients who have been abused has given me additional experience in the field of trauma.
Additionally I have a lot of experience in all aspects of Adoption work, including counselling adopted adults.
I use a variety of psychological theories to underpin my work, however, my belief is that developing a positive relationship between therapist and client is where the healing begins.
My clients tell me that I am warm, empathic and sensitive.
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 (UKCP)
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
All aspects of adoption
Concessions offered for
Charges are £40.00 per session (First consultation session free).
48 hours notice to be given if a session is to be cancelled , another session will be offered.
I also offer some low cost sessions to students and to those who are on benefits.
When I work
I am available Monday, Tuesday, daytime and evenings. Wednesday and Thursday evenings only.