I am an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist and offer one-to-one therapy for adults. I can work with you on a long-term, open-ended basis, as well as offering time-limited sessions.
Therapy can offer a space for insight, understanding, growth and change. I offer a safe, confidential place to share what is immensely difficult, but also hold space to involve humour, laughter and play in my work too. This can be an important part of coming to terms with hardships and loss, and of healing.
Integrative means that I am trained in many different styles of psychotherapy and don't believe in a single way of working. I believe in working relationally, which means that the relationship between us can be an important tool to support you to understand the other relationships in your life. I also believe that the social and cultural context in which we live has an impact upon our mental health, and it can be enlightening and helpful to explore this.
Get in touch
You can call or email to set up a time to meet for an initial session.
In this session, we'll talk through what you'd like to get out of counselling and any other questions you might have about either practical matters, or the process.
Then if you're happy to continue we'll set up a second session and arrange a date and time to meet regularly.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from The Minster Centre and have experience of working with: anxiety, depression, childhood sexual abuse, identity, relationships and issues of diversity and difference.
Before I became a psychotherapist I worked within the charity sector. Alongside my private practise, I continue to work for a low- cost therapy service and have previously worked for a university counselling service, providing short-term therapy to undergraduate and mature students. Outside of my work, I am passionate about music which has influenced the dissertation topic for my MA, exploring how, as an alternative to words, music in the therapeutic space can be used to communicate feeling and experience.
I am a registered member of the BACP (registration number 854357) and adhere to the BACP Ethical Codes of Practise.
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
My fee is £75 per 50-minute session, payable by cash or bank transfer. Sessions usually take place on a weekly basis. I offer a reduced fee of £50 for an initial assessment and during this we can talk about times, fees, and any other questions you might have about either practical matters, or the process of psychotherapy.