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Dip. Gestalt Psychotherapy; Dip. Therapeutic Counselling

About me

What is therapy and how it can help you?

We are all human and experience times when nothing seems to be going right. We become stuck, feel lost and confused in our lives, in our relationships and in how we experience the world. We can repeat fixed patterns of behaviour and thought processes that often come from our childhood development or unresolved trauma.

My work is driven, not by theory, but by a heart-felt connection with you.

Therapy tailored to your needs offers a route to long-lasting change and healing. The way I work allows room for me to meet you as a real person with a non-judgmental attitude towards you in all of your richness and your potential for true joy and growth.

Gestalt Psychotherapy is a humanistic and relational approach that aims to raise and increase your self-awareness with the opportunity to make changes from where you are right now.

Together we will explore old patterns and limiting factors with compassionate curiosity. Through the increased awareness from this exploration, you can tap into the resources of your unconscious, experiencing freedom from self-destructive behaviours and self-limiting beliefs. As our work together unfolds, your real core self will come to the surface and you will become the true self that you always were, transforming your daily life.

A little about me...

In childhood and early adulthood, I often felt deeply misunderstood and wondered what was wrong with me. Throughout my life, I have faced significant challenges and developed strategies to overcome personal traumas and losses. I learned to listen attentively to what is said (and sometimes not said.)

Existential questions motivated me to commit to further personal development through integrating the regular practice of mindfulness and meditation into my personal life and work. Working holistically (body, mind & spirit) and with integrity and intuition, I focus on the present whilst acknowledging your unique (past and current) circumstances.

Gestalt principles have become a way of being for me - an organic, compassionate and common sense approach to validating emotional and human needs for connection to self, others and the world and embracing change as a natural process from where you are right now.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered and Accredited with UKCP
  • Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy (SCPTI)
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Over 20 years experience

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA

Additional information

** COVID-19** I am available for face to face sessions. Please see my website for more information. April 2022.

To experience what engaging in therapeutic dialogue with me feels like, please call me for a free initial conversation - there is no charge for this. I am available via telephone or video link - whichever you prefer.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I do have some flexibility in session times - please call me to discuss. 

Current commitments mean that I am booked up for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until October 2022.

Further information

Face to face

Dedicated rooms in quiet Lincolnshire village of Goxhill.

Location

Goxhill is easily accessible by car south of the Humber Bridge.

Close to Hull and Beverley, within 90 minute drive from Scarborough, York and Leeds.

Online

Skype - Zoom

Phone

07751 950249

Goxhill, Barrow-upon-Humber, Lincolnshire, DN19

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom