Perhaps you are finding relationships tricky, or want to reach a deeper understanding of yourself and who you are, and gain more self-confidence. You may be going through a tough time and feel that you need help coping, perhaps with anxiety and low-mood, and generally experience low self-esteem.
Humanistic and Integrative Counsellor
As a humanistic counsellor, I will listen to you empathically and without judgement, supporting you through the counselling process as you explore what feels important to you. I can also integrate counselling approaches according to your needs and what you feel comfortable with, for example looking at links between your past and present experience.
Safe and trusting relationship
My priority is to build a safe and trusting relationship with each client, as I feel this is an important part of the counselling process. For example, you may feel unsafe exploring some areas, in which case we would keep the focus on the present, perhaps integrating mindfulness techniques to help you feel grounded.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am experienced in supporting clients with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, self-criticism, health issues and relationship difficulties. I also have a special interest and experience in working with clients with an inner critical voice, and clients on the autistic spectrum.
In addition to my private practice, I have worked as a counsellor for Wiltshire Mind for the past four years.
Training & Qualifications
- Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling, Bath College of Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC)
- Foundation Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy (BCPC)
- Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling, Counselling Tutor, ACTO (Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Online) and BACP recognised
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their code of ethics.
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
It can be daunting finding the right counsellor, someone that you feel you can build a trusting relationship with. If we work together, I will support you in exploring your needs, in order to establish a comfortable and safe space for you.
Please do get in touch for an initial chat, and we can perhaps arrange an initial assessment session.