People seek therapy and counselling for all kinds of reasons, and I acknowledge that. I have worked with people from many backgrounds and ages, all with varied life experiences, values, and goals. I strive to meet everyone with genuine interest and curiosity, aiming to provide a safe, non-judgmental, and friendly space where you can explore yourself, and I can support you to make positive and enduring changes in your life.
I have trained in a range of models such as CBT (including Accpetance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused therapy), person-centred and psychodynamic therapy which means I can work flexibly, adapting to your different needs and goals. I am currently training in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Mentalisation.
My practical experience has been gained mainly within the NHS, however I also worked in private settings and the charity sector. I have gained experience working with children and adults, and presentations ranging from stress and emotional difficulties to psychosis and addiction. I have a special interest in interpersonal and emotional difficulties and personality disorder. I can offer online therapy, and once COVID-19 restrictions have eased, I am also happy to meet in person.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Counsellor with the BACP and a graduate member of the BPS, currently completing the Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology.
I have an MSc in Social Psychology and the equivalent in Psychological Therapies.
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.