MBACP (reg) PG Dip, MSc
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Finding the right therapist can be daunting. You may be wondering what the sessions will be like and whether you will feel comfortable opening up and talking about your concerns. Perhaps you are feeling anxious or depressed, you may have lost someone close to you or suffering from stress at work. Relationship issues or past trauma could be preventing you from living the life you want to lead. There are countless reasons you could be seeking therapy at this time and my aim is to offer a safe, welcoming and non-judgmental space where we can explore whatever is troubling you.
As a person-centred therapist I believe that individuals are able to find their own solutions and that you are the expert on your own life. My role is to bring my knowledge and skills to help facilitate the change you are looking for. Our work together will be collaborative, we will go at your pace and my aim is to create a trusting relationship where you feel able to express your difficulties. A new perspective in a supportive environment can be empowering and greater self-awareness can enable you to make the right choices for you. The therapeutic relationship is central to successful therapy and I will do my best to relate to you in a trusting and genuine way. I strongly believe that therapy can be hugely beneficial, healing and transformative.
I have worked in a variety of settings, including charities, counselling agencies and private practice. My work with an Employee Assistance Programme covered a wide range of themes including anxiety, depression and relationship issues. I have worked extensively with bereavement and loss as well as trauma and addiction. I am based at the Life Academy Wellbeing Centre and I work from their premises in Morningside.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Post-Graduate diploma and a Master of Science (both with distinction) in Counselling and Psychotherapy and am fully insured by the Psychologists Protection Society. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
Sessions last for one hour and cost £50.
I offer the first session for a reduced fee of £25. We will use this time to discuss your reasons for seeking counselling and you can ask me any questions you may have. At the end of this session, we can discuss your experience and whether we feel we could work together. You may want to arrange regular appointments, or you may want to go home and reflect. I look forward to meeting you if you choose to contact me.
When I work
Please contact me for availability.