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DCounsPsych, MBACP

About me

My approach to counselling emphasises a warm and collaborative relationship, allowing a space which feels safe to explore difficult feelings while challenging some of the thoughts and behavioural patterns that can stand in the way of making the changes needed to experience a more fulfilling way of living.

As a psychodynamic counsellor, my approach is particularly informed by how past relationships and emotional development affect our present lives, behaviours and create negative perceptions. 

Therapy provides the privacy of a confidential one to one relationship with space to talk openly about yourself and explore your thoughts, feelings and difficulties without any judgement.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor with a range of experience working with issues including anxiety, depression, abuse, relationship difficulties and issues around sexual identity and intimacy as well as low self -esteem. 

However, it may be that you just feel sad or stuck, lonely, stressed or have experienced difficult circumstances and feel unable to cope.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

I offer an initial free 30-minute consultation by phone to briefly explore your situation and to answer any questions you have. This is an open conversation with no obligation. My fee is £70 per session.

Further information

While I primarily offer long-term face-to-face therapy,  I am also able to provide online counselling, short-term face-to-face work,  and telephone counselling. Please call if you would like to discuss this further. 

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone