Are you suffering from Anxiety? Low mood? Depression? When we are unable to manage our feelings by ourselves and find that they are affecting our relationships with others it is often the time to seek help from a counsellor.
I aim to help you understand your patterns of relating to others which may help you to develop a greater understanding of yourself and what experiences might have shaped the way you are today. With this insight, together we can attempt to make positive changes to your life to enable you to become the best version of you.
As an Integrative therapist I will work to help you integrate all the aspects of your self to help you to make peace with the parts of yourself that you may currently feel you are at odds with. Those seeking counselling are usually looking to make a change in themselves that will be felt and reflected in their close personal relationships outside of the counselling room. I am a registered member the BACP.
Initially we would have a conversation on the phone or via email and I will invite you to meet with me for a first session. At this meeting I will listen to what you feel that you need from counselling and understand more about your story and was has lead you here.
I will ask you some questions about your wider support network and together we will look at what you hope to achieve from counselling. During our work together we will refer back to what you originally wanted to achieve at review points and see where it has taken us and what you would like to focus on again.
My work with clients includes looking at you holistically, for example if you are suffering from anxiety, it may help for us to address your sleeping and eating patterns to try and put you in the best place to get the most from the therapy. I am able to use a range of methods to help tap into how you are feeling, including arts and music (piano) and singing. Please contact me for more information if you are interested in these aspects of my work.
We sometimes see the world through a lens that is coloured by our prior experiences and expectations that we have had placed on us by ourselves and others. By removing this lens we can see our lives and relationships afresh. Insight into where these lenses have come from can free us to make better choices, or at least to understand why we react or behave in certain ways. This gives us the choice and opportunity to actively engage differently with situations and relationships which ultimately can lead to being more in control and more content with our selves.
Integrative therapy allows me to use a range of approaches to fit your personal requirement that is as individual as you are.
I look forward to working with you soon, best wishes
Training, qualifications & experience
I am currently studying my Diploma in Supervision at the Minster Centre. I am accepting supervisee`s from a range of organisations, from schools, police force, NHS, and therapists/psychologists of all modalities. If you are looking for or considering supervision for yourself of your organisation please get in touch.
LGBTIQ Counselling Experience
I have experience of working with the LGBTIQ community, especially with non binary and gender fluid related issues. I have helped people who are struggling with issues around sexuality and gender, in particular in regards to how we see ourselves and our roles within our relationships.
Children and Young People and School Experience
I have experience of working with young people and adults. I have worked in a STEM school in Reading, which has helped me gain an understanding of the difference in how ASD appears in girls and young women.
Thames Valley Police
I have experience of working with victims of crime- I currently work for Thames Valley Police and much of my work with this client group is related to rape, sexual abuse and child sexual exploitation. Often these clients have begun to speak about their experiences later in life and when they become parents they find that the experiences they were subjected to become magnified. This can make them reflect on what happened to them in a different life and is often difficult and painful to re-experience as parents.
I have experience working within CAMHS seeing children and young people who have seriously self harmed or attempted to end their lives in hospital and community settings. An important aspect of this role is to understand the wider landscape of these children's lives and connect the dots between the psycho- social elements of their worlds. I also offer support to the parents at this most difficult time, managing the needs of their children, larger family and dealing with their own emotions at the same time
NHS High Intensity IAPT Therapist
I currently work for the NHS IAPT service offering short term counselling to a wide range of clients outside of my local area. I work holistically with clients, helping them to consider their lifestyle alongside providing emotional and psychological support.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Telephone, Skype and Email counselling offered.
My fees are £60.00 per session. My fee is payable in cash at the start of each session. If you are unable to attend a session please give me 48 hours notice wherever possible, if notice is not given my full for the session will be payable.
Due to the current Corona virus pandemic I am offering key workers and those on a low wage a reduction in fees- please contact me for more details.
I am a registered health care professional accepting clients with insurance via Vitality Health.
The counselling relationship is a personal experience that is developed differently by each individual client. I am able to offer you a bespoke, flexible counselling experience depending on your individual requirements. This can include face to face counselling sessions in a warm and comfortable environment once a week or more frequently if you feel necessary.
I am also able to offer telephone and skype counselling to fit around a busy working life.