What therapy can do...
"You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection". (Siddhartha Gautama). I work with couples and individuals to help foster and understanding and self-awareness, which can lead to choices and paths that may not otherwise be seen. I endeavour to help people find their true voice and inner worth that doesn't rely on outside influences and factors but can remain strong and in balance - not matter what life has in store. In my work with couples, I try to foster a positive atmosphere that recognises the many external and historical factors that can distort even the best of relationships.
We can make those changes and put our lives and wellbeing more into our own hands.
I use a variety of methods, including: CBT, Mindfulness meditation, creative exploration. These can be very effective tools to create a space between our essential selves, and negative/repetitive thoughts and painful emotions that can often follow. We are not our thoughts. It's possible to become a curious observer and not captured and entangled by them.
Rural location with ample parking.
I offer a lovely, peaceful and private location in which to share anything that's troubling you - without the fear of judgement. The emphasis is on collaboration, for as for any positive changes to be sustained, they have to genuinely come from within. I endeavour to work in a very tailored way that responds to your unique, individual set of circumstances.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an advanced diploma in counselling and psychotherapy and have worked with a wide variety of clients, including those in HM prison service.
I'm a current member of the 'British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists' and the National Counselling Society.
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 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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
From £45.00 to £55.00
I offer a slightly longer session then standard as I find it works well.
- Individuals: 70 minutes session- £45
- Couples: 80 minutes session - £55.
24-hour cancellation fee £45
I prefer to work in person and only offer phone and zoom sessions when there's no other alternative.
I work 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. (last appointment) Monday, Thursday and Friday.
Tuesdays and Wednesday's I work from 10 a.m until 6 p.m. (last appointment).
Entering into therapy can be quite daunting for some, but also a very positive first step in refusing to accept things the way they are - whether an individual or a couple.
I work with both individual adults and couples to sympathetically and effectively help with any issues that may be troubling you at this time in your life/lives. My interest lies in helping people develop a sense of inner strength and self-evaluation that doesn't rely on changeable, outside influences and factors, but on a consistent ability to contact find peace and worth within. This often requires working on self-awareness and self-compassion that enables habitual, detrimental patterns to be recognised and altered. Many of these patterns and behaviours develop in early years as a way of coping but can become stuck, default settings - even when no longer needed or appropriate.
In my work with couples, I try to foster a positive atmosphere that recognises the many external and historical factors that can distort even the best of relationships. A third party can be very useful to create the firebreak often needed to be able to see other alternatives and perspectives rather than be locked into adversarial patterns.
My role is always as a facilitator, and a strong emphasis is on collaboration. For positive changes to remain, they have to genuinely come from within, with belief.