I am an Integratively trained therapist: This means I will be working in partnership with you to find the best way to approach the questions and the problems you might be bringing to therapy.
This might involve reflective practices; for example, keeping a diary or creative journal, or we might explore your thoughts and behaviours and what underlying beliefs are driving them. However, as each working relationship unfolds, it will be a collaboration, grounded in a relationship based on respect, honesty and care.
I work with people experiencing a wide range of issues, including:
- Feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope or concentrate
- An inability to deal with stress or recover from stressful situations
- Lack of confidence, excessive shyness or low self esteem
- Feelings of depression, sadness, grief or emptiness
- Anxiety, panic attacks, mood swings and phobias
- Debilitating feelings of anger or fear
- Difficulty making or sustaining relationships, or repeatedly becoming involved in unsatisfying or destructive relationships
- Identity issues
- Sexuality and gender issues
- Difficulties in coming to terms with losses such as bereavement, separation or loss of employment
- Traumatic past events and experiences
- Self-harm and self-harming behaviours
- Obsessive behaviour
Therapy can also be a proactive choice to:
- Understand longstanding patterns of behaviour and thought which may no longer be helpful
- Challenge blocks to creativity and facilitate personal development and growth
- Explore beliefs, hopes and ambitions for the future and their achievement
I work exclusively online with both adults and young people aged 14 and over and am happy to respond to enquiries and further questions. More information can also be found about my work, and online therapy in general at my website: www.LGHCounselling.com
Training, qualifications & experience
As an Integrative therapist, I’m trained and experienced in all major therapeutic approaches, and can choose and blend these as best suits your individual needs. I am always humbled by people’s capacity for renewal and recovery from the most challenging and painful experiences. I see my role as offering the most respectful and empathic therapeutic relationship I can.
I’ve been practicing as a therapist for more than fifteen years: Working in primary and bereavement care, and in educational and organisational settings. I began working online in 2012 and bring a wealth of experience as an online therapist, trainer, service manager and clinical supervisor both nationally and internationally.
In addition to being BACP accredited, I am also I am also a senior professional member of ACTO - the Association of Counsellors and Therapists Online.
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.
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
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
Sessions of 50 minutes are £60 / 65 Euro