Finding a therapist can feel like a minefield. Ultimately you probably want to find someone to talk to that you feel comfortable with, and who can of course help you. I understand how confusing and nerve-wracking it can be to consider therapy and take the first step. I provide clients with a supportive space in which to unpack their challenges. I will help you to get a better handle on what is happening for you, so that you can navigate the challenges you are facing in life. Whether you are struggling with big life events, or just feel lost or low, I'm here to help.
If you are interested in working with me then please reach out to arrange an initial session. If you would like an initial 15 minute phone or video conversation prior to meeting, then let me know. It is up to you how you want your therapy to progress. If we decide to work together after our initial session, I will suggest an initial commitment of 6 sessions.
I am trained in transpersonal therapy. This means working with feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations. It won’t be all about your childhood, though it is often useful to explore this. It may be about working out what it is that you want from life. Often it is about helping you to understand the feelings that you are experiencing today.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Postgraduate Diploma in psychosynthesis counselling from The Psychosynthesis Trust. This is a transpersonal modality. I am a registered member of the BACP.
I also have a background in psychology, with both BSc and MSc qualifications in psychology. I have worked as a psychologist with corporate and public sector organisations for over 15 years, and am certified in cognitive-behavioural coaching.
The clients I have experience of working with include people suffering anxiety or depression, or who have experienced significant loss and bereavement in their life. I have worked with childhood trauma as well as traumatic midlife events, loss of meaning and particularly clients with the desire to understand and connect more with the feelings and emotions that they are experiencing. I have also worked with difficulties in relationships.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have experience of working with clients of muslim faith.
I am available to see clients on weekdays and weekday evenings
During the covid-19 crisis I am working with Skype, Zoom and FaceTime.