I work with all age groups from my practice in Wilford Village, close to the tram stop. I work on a one to one basis to help you develop a clearer understanding of yourself and to raise awareness of your options. Our work will be tailored around your needs as we are all unique individuals who experience life differently. You may be repeating patterns that affect your life. I can provide a welcoming environment for you to share your feelings, hopes and anxieties.
Today, more and more people struggle at some point in their lives to cope with growing pressures around them. I can provide an opportunity for you talk, confidentially, about emotional difficulties such as general anxiety, relationship issues, feeling sad, depression and family issues.
For many people there may be no opportunity to talk about their difficult issue or worries with someone close to them. It can help to speak to someone independent and unbiased when these uncomfortable and difficult feelings begin to affect your everyday life and prevent you from moving forward.
I provide a confidential and collaborative environment where we can gently explore the thoughts and feelings affecting your life. By working together in this way, you can start to see the triggers or patterns which are slowing down your progress. I will work to your pace and direction to gently explore difficult issues to find solutions for a more rewarding future.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training & Qualifications
- United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Registered Psychotherapist
- MA Integrative Psychotherapy - Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (SPTI), Nottingham (accredited by The University of Birmingham)
I have a Private Practice based in Wilford Village, near to the Tram stop.
Private Practice - I offer both short term and long term therapy, working on a individual basis with all age groups from 16 years of age upwards. I also work with Trainee Counsellors seeking personal development as part of their training programme.
Ethical Codes of Practice
I am an accredited member of the UKCP and I adhere to their codes of practice, as well as those of the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (SPTI)
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have found counselling to be of particular benefit for those suffering from everyday anxiety, relationship issues, feeling sad, depression and family issues.
I have a personal interest in bi-cultural issues relating to identity and the sense of self. I understand the challenges of living, adapting and integrating into a culture that may be unfamiliar and different to one's heritage.
I also have experience of working with young adults and trainee counsellors, both as an undergraduate and as a postgraduate.
£55.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
I offer sessions on a Friday morning with limited sessions on Weekday Evenings.
Introductory Session - 30 minutes - free of charge. Zoom or In-Person.
Subsequent Sessions - £55
A Session will run for 60 minutes
I am able to work via Zoom, if you are unable to travel, or if this way of working suits your lifestyle.
What to expect from your sessions.
Here are a few frequently asked questions which you may find helpful.
What happens at the Introductory Session
For new Clients, I offer a FREE, 30 minutes session to help you get a feel for how we might work together and an opportunity for you to ask questions.
What to expect at the First Session
During the first session, I will take a few personal details from you, namely, your contact telephone/mobile number, any medication you may be taking and some history of your general health and wellbeing. This part of the session is not designed to take very long. Once this is over, you will have the time and space to discuss how you come to be here and what you might be looking for in the sessions and how I might help you in reaching your goals.
Once the session ends, I will give you a Contract and details of how I handle your personal data. You will have the opportunity to take these home to read and return them, signed, if you are happy with the details. If not, we can discuss this at the next session.
Frequency of Sessions
At our first session, we will discuss how often you would like your sessions. Some clients find weekly sessions establish a pace that works for them, whilst others prefer sessions every two weeks.
How long are the Sessions
Each session runs for 60 minutes.
How do I pay the fee?
My fee is £55 per session. Payment is made at each session or via BACS just before the session. Please ask for payment details if you choose to pay via BACS.
We can arrange the date of a follow-up session at the end of each session.
What happens if I can't make it to a session?
If you are unable to attend a session, you can notify me via my mobile number - either calling and leaving a message or via an SMS.
I kindly request that 48 hours notice is given for a session which cannot be attended, otherwise the full fee will be required.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me.