I have maintained a private practice for the past 10 years.
The sessions are held at my lovely comfortable home, in a very quiet village, which is wheelchair accessible. Ideally the sessions are on the same day at the same time, to encourage continuity, when perhaps you feel your life is fragmenting.
I am a qualified psychotherapist and supervisor, registered with UKCP, the UK Council for Psychotherapy.
I trained at the Karuna Institute, Devon as a Core Process Psychotherapist.
The introductory session is free and after that I ask for a commitment of 8 sessions, then we have a review and decide whether to continue the therapy. I work across the age spectrum, my youngest client was 16 years old and my oldest client was 75 years old. I reserve a no of concessionary sessions, if you are in receipt of benefits or on a low wage.
I believe therapy is a journey, based on trust, compassion and empathy and I am deeply concerned with helping clients to bring awareness to the conscious and unconscious aspects of their being. And that healing comes from an awareness and understanding of the ways we hold on to our suffering, and how our lives have been affected by our past conditioning. One of the core principles of my therapy is that awareness is in itself healing and transformative. My modality is Core Process Psychotherapy, which is underpinned by Buddhist psychology, it is a mindfulness based psycho spiritual therapy. I use mindfulness and body oriented techniques and I am able to instruct my clients in basic mindfulness meditation to enable them in their healing process and journey of self discovery.
My specialist areas include: anxiety disorders / panic attacks, depression, post natal depression, relationship issues, couples therapy - enabling couples to resolve their difficulties and strengthen the relationship, this could include working with extra relationship affairs, and also helping couples to separate without conflict, I have many years of experience working with victims of physical and emotional abuse. Stress, including work related stress, low self esteem and poor body image.
My work is regularly supervised and completely confidential.
Training, qualifications & experience
I graduated from the Karuna Institute in Devon in 2012 where I studied Core Process Psychotherapy for 4 years. Previously, I worked for a national mental health charity, RETHINK, as a counsellor and advocate for families living with and coping with a loved one suffering from a severe mental illness.
I am a registered UKCP psychotherapist and a trained supervisor.
I have completed the OPAL Mindfulness based Supervision training in Bath. I am qualified to supervise psychotherapists, counsellors, alternative therapists, trainees social workers, Care Home Managers and all employees working in the caring professions.
I charge £50 per one hour and offer a reduced rate for students and trainees.
In 2017 I completed the Certificate in the Study of the Couple Relationship with the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships, www.TavistockRelationships.org and I am currently undertaking the Advanced Certificate.
My background and degree is in Fine Arts, and for several years I worked with people with a physical disability as an art therapist. I studied a Master degree in Life Skills, and for many years I ran groups for women returning to work, women escaping domestic violence and young adults with a learning disability.
I support my sister who has been suffering from Bi Polar Disorder for the past 24 years. And I have also helped my son to full recovery from a depressive illness which he experienced in his early teenage years.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also am able to offer a beginner's mindfulness meditation training. I am a practising Buddhist and have maintained a meditation practise for the past 30 years.
My fees for psychotherapy sessions are £45 per hour and £60 for couple therapy, I reserve a number of sessions at a reduced negotiable rate for clients who are in receipt of benefits or on a low wage.
Fee per hour for supervision is £50 per hour and I offer a reduced rate for students and trainees.
All information concerning clients and supervisees is kept in a locked filing cabinet, this includes personal data and session notes. These are not shared with anyone else.
I have monthly supervision for my work and under the ethos of confidentiality all client names are changed.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday to Friday 9.30 am - 7.00 pm
Types of client
Supervision & training
I have recently completed the OPAL MIndfulness Based Supervision training and I am offering low cost supervision at £ 35 per hour while I accrue my hours.