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About me

The decision to come to therapy can be daunting but it is a brave first step in exploring some of the problems you might be facing.

I ensure that my clients have a supportive space where they feel safe to discuss any issues they are finding it hard to deal with, offering a warm, compassionate and non-judgemental approach.

​​I can help clients work through a number of difficult issues including:

  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Depression
  • Identity issues
  • Low self-esteem
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress
  • Trauma ​
  • Workplace problems

My practice is integrative, drawing on both the humanistic and psychodynamic schools of therapy. This means that I hold the client/therapist relationship at the core of what I do, offering clients empathy, kindness and an environment free of judgement.

​I also believe that much of our behaviour stems from our past relationships and upbringing, and exploring this together can help clients understand why they feel the way they do. Knowing ourselves better enables the development of self-acceptance, leading to an improvement in our relationships, our resilience in dealing with what life can throw at us, and making better choices.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a graduate of Roehampton University where I have an MA in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)

I have over two years’ experience working in the NHS and also practice in a long-term counselling service in Waterloo.

Previous to working as a therapist I had a long career working within media organisations so am well placed to help with career-related problems too.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information


Initial assessment: £25
Regular session: £55

Each session lasts 50 minutes.

I have some low cost sessions available for students and those on a low income, please contact me for more details.

Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults