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(MBACP) - Integrative Psychotherapist

About me

When we sit together, you can talk about whatever it is you'd like to share. If you don’t know what to say, we can simply begin with that.

Why Therapy?

Maybe you need to tell your story and have it witnessed. Maybe you are seeking clarity around a specific problem. Maybe you are suffering a bereavement, or a separation. Maybe you’re hoping for a space in which you can simply cry, or rage, without being judged. It is all welcome.

How I work

My hope is that through working with me you will become more aware of what obscures your joy and what gets you closer to your truth. With this in mind, I help you to look for meaning. I think with you about how your past might be affecting the present. I encourage you to examine your fears and your shame, untangle beliefs that no longer serve you, and build your muscle for self-compassion.

What is created through therapy is a relationship. I, therefore, use the relationship that we build together as a doorway into understanding other relationships in your life. I might also invite you to explore what is happening in your body when you are experiencing emotion, as the body is a remarkable access point into feelings.

I welcome people of any gender identity, sexuality, background, or with any relationship style and always endeavour to investigate my biases.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling, Minster Centre
  • Working towards an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy, Minster Centre
  • Psychodynamic Counselling Skills, WPF
  • BA (literature / languages)
  • M.Phil Cantab (literature / culture)

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered

Fees

Additional information

£70 per 50-minute session

Further information

  • I work face to face and I am also offering online therapy
  • Sessions last 50 minutes and take place weekly
  • I offer therapy on an open-ended basis

Please feel free to send me an email, a text message, or to call me if you have any questions, or if you would like to set up an initial session.

Initial sessions are half price and serve as an opportunity to meet, discuss what brings you to therapy, and find out if we feel we are a good fit to work together.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Additional languages

Spanish and Greek. Neither language is my native tongue, but I can speak and understand both.