Having the opportunity to talk about the difficulties you are experiencing in a space to reflect on what keeps you in a place of unhappiness, despair or distress is incredibly useful and can help to facilitate change. In a collaborative way, we will explore troubling patterns, thoughts and reactions to facilitate insight, which provides opportunities to consider different ways of thinking and responding.
How we think, feel and behave in the context of experiences in relationships can be challenging and difficult. You may wonder to what extent it is you, or other people that contributes to making things seem so conflicting and distressing. If this resonates with you, and you are going around in circles not really understanding how to resolve your issues, then therapy is useful for creating insight into what is going on.
I am interested in working with you to try and understand what it is about the quality of relationships, with self and others, that is creating distress, and unhappiness. We all have unique social, cultural and life experiences which influences our core identity, sense of self, and our ways of relating. These experiences, play a role in creating levels of despair and emotional problems.
I am an experienced, qualified Integrative psychotherapist. This means I am not aligned to one approach and so I draw on a framework of different therapeutic models, theories and techniques which I use creatively and flexibly for each individual I work with.
I am interested in trying to help you to understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, by exploring patterns and difficulties which I believe lie in the past. I will take your worries, experiences and concerns seriously, and with sensitivity.
I believe that trauma, depression, obsessive ruminating thoughts, and anxiety stems from relational experiences, which can produce unhelpful patterns in other situations and relationships. These experiences can affect how we perceive and react to others, which produces ways of relating which may not always be helpful. How we communicate both internally to the sense of self, and externally to others, can create cycles of distress, guilt, shame, anxiety, sadness, anger and unhappiness.
I realise contacting a therapist can be daunting, and anxiety provoking. However, it is a misconception to think that you can manage, and resolve all your problems on your own. We all need help at some level and at certain times in life. So if you can make that first step, I am very happy to speak to you over the telephone or through e-mail contact if that is easier. We can discuss what counselling or psychotherapy will involve, as well as what you want out of therapy without any obligation to set up sessions. If you wish to set up sessions, we will undertake reviews on a regular basis, to see how the work we are undertaking is helpful to you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a professional, qualified psychotherapist and counsellor with a wide range of experience working with clients on their emotional issues and difficulties including: depression, relationship breakdowns, infidelity, betrayal, anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, anger management, trauma from childhood, addiction, bereavement, and abusive issues in relationships.
I hold an MSc Integrative Psychotherapy from the Metanoia Institute in London, who are widely recognised as a leading training organisation in the UK, with a reputation for excellence, accredited by Middlesex University. I also hold a Post-Graduate Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and a Post-Graduate Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling, both from the Metanoia Institute.
I have worked for over eight years as a counsellor and therapist in the Milton Keynes area, and for other counselling services too.
I am a registered member of UKCP (a leading UK registration body for psychotherapists) and I am a registered member of the BACP (the profession’s largest registering and accreditation body for counsellors and psychotherapists) both of which promote best practice. I abide by their ethics and codes of practice. I am committed to continuing ongoing professional development.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £55.00 to £80.00
Concessions offered for
My fees are £55.00 to £60 per hour for individuals whether it's daytime or evening.
For couples work I charge £80.00 per session.
I can offer some discounted spaces if the cost of therapy is too expensive, and for students who are in training.
Please note I am not able to offer appointments at the weekend.
My hours of work are from 8.30 am until 6.00 pm on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in Woburn Sands
My last appointment is 6.00 pm in the evening.
I can offer appointments in the evenings and during the daytime.
Appointments can either by made for online work or face to face work too.