HOW COUNSELLING CAN HELP
When you come to see a therapist the ‘problem’ you are describing often feels like it is just happening to you, rather than something you have a say in or control over. Counselling provides a safe place where you can talk about what is troubling you without the shame or guilty feelings that can be a part of the 'problem'. Getting it out in the open so you can step back and have a look at what's going on, will help you understand how this in turn is affecting your relationships and the situations you are facing.
A part of this process is becoming more aware of how past relationships can play out in the present. This allows you to develop a more mindful attitude towards yourself, rather than just reacting when you’re feeling anxious and stressed.
But an important part of counselling is that as it progresses and you become more aware and confident, you can think about new ways to address the issues you are facing and start to make real changes in your world outside the counselling. And last of all, in this process you will have someone there, supporting you and travelling with you as you start to find a better way to get on with your life.
- MY APPROACH
Is Phenomenological and Person-Centred - We take your experience and understanding as the beginning of our exploration and journey together.
- Existential - Addresses the important issues and decisions that you are facing.
- Psychodynamic - Helps you see how past relationships can have a real influence on your relationships now.
- Solution focused - Thinks about strategies using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy that will help you move forward and make positive changes in your life .
THE FIRST STEP
Counselling can help you if you're feeling stuck and want to get on with your life. So why not take that first step. It's good to talk to a therapist and discover there is a way forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Work with a range of therapies including: Psychodynamic and Existential Therapies, Person-Centred Counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).
- Trained as an Existential Therapist with the Philadelphia Association.
- Worked in NHS Alcohol Clinics, GP surgeries and Mental Health Resource Centres.
- Taught and supervised at training institutions such as Regents College, the Minster Centre and the College of North East London.
- Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Institute of Psychotherapy and Social Studies.
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
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
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
From £45.00 to £70.00
Concessions offered for
The first session is £45 and I have a sliding scale of fees of £45 to £70 per session.
Working Hours: Tuesdays 08:00-13.00, 16.00-19.00Wednesdays 08.00-13.00, 16.00-20.00 Thursdays 08.30-12.00, 17.00-19.00Fridays 08.00-13.00 Saturdays 10.00-13.00
Usually clients come once a week, but once a fortnight is also possible, and how often you come and for how long depends on a number of factors.