I hold the optimistic, yet realistic belief that no matter what situation you're in,or how challenging your past has been, you have the potential within you to discover constructive and effective ways to meet life’s challenges. Responding to each client as a unique individual, I use my professional experience to create a therapeutic relationship conducive to exploring whatever is troubling you.
Together we reflect on how your past experiences may be contributing to current feelings and challenges. I bring to this collaborative relationship my empathic, intuitive nature, working with integrity in a gentle yet facilitative way, helping you make sense of things, whilst encouraging you to find answers within yourself.The resulting clarity you gain fosters healing and growth, enabling you to reach a place of change or acceptance.
I am an experienced UKCP registered humanistic and integrative psychotherapist, and work holistically, with attention to how we experience life on physical, emotional and spiritual levels. I’m fascinated in the potential for integrating Eastern and Western approaches, enhancing the interrelation between mind, body,and spirit, harmonising the way in which we engage with our environment and our relationship with self and others.
I invite you to email, phone, or visit my website for further information.
Training, qualifications & experience
- I qualified as a State Registered Nurse at University College Hospital, London in 1982
- have a masters degree in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy from the Bath Centre of Psychotherapy and Counselling, accredited by the Middlesex University
I began practising psychotherapy in 2009, initially working at the SWAN Project in Bristol supporting people with addiction problems.
Since 2011 I have been working in private practice where I see people who self-refer, or are referred by general practitioners.
I am working towards a diploma in Ayurvedic Lifestyle and Nutrition with the European Institute for Vedic Studies.
I have experience supporting people with a variety of problems including:-
- Anxiety and stress
- The effects of traumatic childhood experiences
- Pregancy and birth
- Depression and suicidal despair
- The emotional effects of unemployment
- Addictions and substance misuse
- Self harm
- Relationship problems
- Parenting problems
- Fears and phobias
- The emotional effects of special needs and psychiatric diagnosis
- Loneliness and isolation
- Loss of direction in life
- Spiritual unrest
I also attend seminars and workshops as part of Continuing Professional Development.
I adhere strictly to the UKCP code of practice and ethical principles.
Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I work in Cheddar, Somerset on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.