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MA, BACP registered

About me

My aim is to restore your sense of well-being. I'll help you understand what’s hindering you and how to create the life you want to live.

My approach is holistic – I’ll help you explore your thoughts, beliefs, emotions and felt sensations. I’ll be looking for what you do well and helping you build on your strengths so it’s easier to tackle the harder parts. I have a particular interest in helping you understand what your body is telling you, especially where cognitive approaches and thinking alone are not working.​

I typically work with individuals over 18 who come with a variety of life issues. This includes depression, anxiety, personal relationships and grief, through to integrating recent traumatic incidents or early life experiences.

It's important that you find the right therapist for you. To find out more about my way of working, please visit my website or give me a call. I'd be happy to talk about what it is you're looking for an if my way of working would suit you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a masters degree in integrative counselling which draws together a variety of psychodynamic and humanistic (person-centred, Existential and Gestalt) schools of psychotherapy.

The latest research in the field, however, draws on our deepening understanding of neuroscience and how the brain wires itself and applies these insights for use in therapy. I take my training seriously and my on-going training with The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute and the AEDP Institute looks at the link between the brain and the body, to help me create new experiences that can change your implicit emotional memories to bring about long-lasting transformation.

I'm insured, a registered member of the BACP and work to their ethical framework.

Qualifications

  • MA Integrative Counselling, 2011
  • Coach Practitioner, 2014

Memberships

  • British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)

Sensorimotor and somatic counselling

Fees

Additional information

£55 for 50 minutes.

Further information

I work from Bedford Consulting Rooms in central Bedford. It offers a welcoming, collaborative environment with free parking, disabled access and toilet facilities.

Bedford Consulting Rooms, 4 Goldington Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3NF

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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