It can sometimes feel like a big step to decide to have counselling and choosing the right therapist for you is an important part of that decision. I have provided a very brief outline of myself and the way that I work below. However, looking at the information on my website (by clicking on the link above) will enable you to find out much more about myself and my work, which may help you in making your decision.
I have worked in the therapy field for over 30 years, have studied a broad range of counselling approaches and have a strong belief in the efficacy of counselling.
I have a BSc (Hons) in Integrative Counselling, am registered with UKCP and am an accredited member of ACC.
I use an Integrative approach to counselling, which means that I am able to select from a range of therapy approaches in order to use the most appropriate method for you as an individual. People see me for both short term and long term work to explore relevant issues in a safe and confidential environment.
I am experienced in working with a wide range of issues, including abuse, anxiety, depression, difficult relationships, family issues, chronic fatigue, personal development, trauma and loss.
Please do have a look at my website for further information and feel free to contact me to discuss your needs, ask any questions or to make an initial appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Diploma in Occupational Therapy
Registered with UKCP
Accredited member of ACC
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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
I also run occasional professional development workshops - please see my website for details.