I am a fully qualified Psychodynamic counsellor offering a safe and confidential space where experiences and feelings are listened to and explored in a gentle and non-judgemental way.
I offer both long-term and short-term counselling to adults and adolescents and I also offer couple counselling. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I am based in Sudbury, Suffolk. I also provide online and telephone counselling. I have had ten years experience working both privately and in the NHS sector.
Who can I help?
Most people hit a difficult time at some point in their life and may feel stressed, anxious or overwhelmed for whatever reason. I help people to deal with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, bereavement, abuse, anger management, eating disorders and many more.
At our initial session we will discuss what has brought you to consider counselling and how I might be able to help. There is no set number of sessions, some people are happy with just a few and others find they want to take more time.
What is Psychodynamic?
The Psychodynamic approach looks at your life as a whole picture, past and present. There is often a link between past experience and current behaviour, and by exploring this link it can lead towards a clearer understanding of yourself.
How does the approach work?
Developing a deeper self-understanding helps with finding new and easier ways of managing feelings and situations in your everyday life. This in turn helps to relieve emotional distress and leads towards a more fulfilled and happy individual.
Getting in touch
It can sometimes be a daunting decision to consider counselling for the first time. If you would like to talk confidentially on the phone first please just get in touch by email or ring me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a WPF Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and I have had many years experience working with individuals on a long-term and short-term basis, both privately and in the NHS sector.
I also hold a WPF Diploma in Working with Adolescents, a Certificate in Clinical Supervision and a Certificate in Couple/Relationship Therapy
I have completed a number of workshops including:
Working with issues around suicide
Race, Religion and Prejudice
Self-Awareness Through Art
Loss and Bereavement
I continue to develop my personal and professional development with workshops and courses.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy and abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for good practice.
And as a mother, a daughter, a partner and a friend I have experienced at least my fair share of what life can throw at us!
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
Each session costs £50.00 for individual counselling, £60.00 for couples.
We would meet for weekly sessions of 50-60 minutes.
Fees may be negotiated according to individual circumstances.
I work Mondays to Fridays and I am available for early evening appointments.