My approach is integrative, which means I have been trained in several different modes of therapy. Psychoanalytic, Humanistic, Existential, Body psychotherapy to name a few. With this training, I work to tailor my therapy to the needs of each individual client. No two people are the same, and I believe that working with each person should be primarily about them, creating a collaborative and empathic space in which my client can grow.
I offer a free initial phone consultation which will usually take about 15-20mins. This will allow you to ask me any questions, and we can discuss what may have led you to seek out therapy so that I can get a better understanding of your needs and what may be the best fit for you going forward.
Each of my sessions is 50minutes long and they will be the same time each week. The slot will be yours as a guaranteed space for you for the duration of our work together.
In our first session together I may ask a few questions to gain more clarity on what your needs are, and to make sure you have space to talk about any aims or specific things you might want to work on and explore. There will also be some time set aside for contracting and working out any logistical things that need addressing such as payment, and what to expect from the therapy going forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have spent four years in training, one on foundation and three earning my diploma in integrative counselling and psychotherapy. Throughout my training, I worked with private clients, and, at an addiction centre working closely with people suffering with drug and alcohol dependency. I also have experience working with trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, eating disorders and those who simply feel in need of some lasting change and self-work, whatever that may be. There doesn’t need to be a specific reason pinpointed to seek out and benefit from therapy.
Prior to this training, I completed an undergraduate degree and then a postgraduate certificate in education which led me into teaching English and drama at secondary school. I saw firsthand the stress young people go through, and this was one of many reasons for my change in career into counselling and psychotherapy.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£75.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
I usually charge £75 per session. However, if finances are an issue, please contact me to discuss pricing.
To get started, call me or send me an email to set up an initial meeting online or over the phone for free, and we can talk about what you want to get out of therapy . If you are happy to continue we can arrange a second session and make arrangements to meet online or face-to-face once a week.