You may be considering counselling because you no longer want to experience certain feelings or behaviours. Perhaps you feel anxious, overwhelmed or confused about how to cope.
In counselling we form a warm and respectful partnership, providing you with support and understanding and giving you the space to stand back from and make sense of what may seem like overwhelming feelings. Together we untangle your feelings and experiences, giving you renewed clarity and perspective reducing emotional conflict and enabling balance and fulfilment.
I am an Integrative Counsellor which means that I draw on a number of therapeutic approaches including Person Centred Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
I place high value on conducting therapy in a way that is flexible and relevant to your unique needs. I work to understand you and your particular situation, background, problems, strengths and potentials, and cultivate an approach to therapy that resonates with you and is best suited to achieving meaningful change.
The process of talking with someone who is empathetic and experienced in understanding and untangling distress can be therapeutic in itself and in the early stages of counselling it is likely that this is where the focus of therapy sits. It may be that this is all you need in order to achieve the change you desire, however, in many cases counselling evolves into a process of learning new ways of thinking and behaving and at this stage therapy may focus on strategies for practical change.
Counselling will not only address your immediate needs but will equip you with the mind set and tools for a more fulfilling future, embracing a new way of being that will help you to deal with life’s ups and downs with less distress and more reward. Counselling enables you to independently sustain more beneficial ways of feeling, thinking and behaving long after counselling ends.
Training, qualifications & experience
In addition to private practice I volunteer for Norwich Mind and Sue Lambert Trust.
- Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, (MBACP).
- Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. (Ad Prof Dip PC).
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills. (Dip Hyp CS).
- Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society. (MNCS Accred).
- Member of the Hypnotherapy Society. (MHS Accred).
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
Initial meeting – £20.00
Counselling session (50 minutes) – £40.00
Couples counselling session (50 minutes) – £50.00
I practice as both a Counsellor and a Hypnotherapist. If appropriate I can incorporate the use of hypnotherapy into counselling sessions.