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.
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
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.
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.