I am an integrative therapist based in Northampton, Northamptonshire. I offer assessment, counselling and psychological therapy to individuals, parents and carers, and work with both children and adults. This work aims to support people to better understand and cope with difficulties they may be experiencing so to improve psychological well-being and quality of life.
I also work in a psychosensory way which can include some body work alongside the talking therapy. This can be explained in our first session so you can decide if it is an approach you feel you would benefit from. The body and mind are linked intrinsically and so sometimes working with both can be very effective.
I am also trained in mindfulness and this can be a very beneficial way to help many difficulties.
I provide a safe and confidential space for you to talk about any difficulties or issues which may be causing you concern or distress. This may include:
• Depression and low mood
• Anxiety, panic and phobias
• Self- harm and self-injurious behaviour
• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
• Trauma, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
• Grief, bereavement and loss
• Personality difficulties
• Stress management
• Self esteem
• Childhood issues
• Relationship difficulties
• Self/personal development
• Behavioural difficulties and challenging behaviour
Registered professional counsellor (BACP-380359) and registered provider for CIGNA healthcare (215676).
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered psychotherapist (BACP)
I am trained in a number of different types of psychological therapy and will work with you to understand your goals and what therapy you feel will best fit for you and your needs. Therapies I offer and models I draw upon include:
• Trauma focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
• Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
•Exposure and ritual prevention
• Behavioural approaches (including Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) for behavioural difficulties and challenging behaviour)
• Attachment theory
• Psychodynamic models
• Person centred therapy
• Integrative therapy
• Solution Focused Therapy
• Compassion-focused Therapy
• Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
• See Far CBT (Somatic CBT approach to trauma)
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
I offer a free initial telephone consultancy in order to ascertain your needs and to help you decide if you would like to work with me. After our first session I can give you an idea of how many sessions might be useful for your individual needs.
I also offer concessionary rates at my discretion.
Fees are set at £80 per 50 minute session for assessment and treatment. Frequency of session can be either weekly or fortnightly to accommodate need and assist with managing the cost of therapy. Work is goal-focused and therapy options will be discussed at initial assessment to think about what therapy best fits not only your goals, but also your budget. Different therapies tend to require different number of sessions which also impacts on overall cost and can be discussed at initial assessment. There is no obligation to continue work following initial assessment if you do not feel it is a fit for you.
I can offer telephone and online counselling using Zoom.