Hello and welcome. I am a psychodynamic counsellor, which means that I work with people who are facing difficulties in getting what they want out of life today, as well as thinking about how earlier experiences and relationships might be playing a part.
You might have a specific event in your life that has unbalanced things for you and wish to explore this further. You may not be able to identify a specific cause, but be aware that things don’t feel quite right and want to try and understand this better. I offer time and space for you to reflect on how you’re feeling, to notice how this is impacting on your life, and to think about why this might be.
It is difficult to describe what counselling might look like for any individual, because just as the circumstances that bring someone to counselling are unique, the experience that then follows will also be personal to you and what you need to take from it.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP and BPC Accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
- Registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
- Registered member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
- Outside of my own private practice I also work as an Associate Counsellor with Wessex Counselling & Psychotherapy practice, Frome
- I attend regular supervision for private practice and adhere to the ethical standards of BACP
- Full and up to date DBS and safeguarding
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.
British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.
BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45 per session
I know that finding a counsellor that you feel you can work with can seem like a daunting or confusing process. I would be happy to arrange a short phone call initially to explore further what you would like to get out of counselling, followed by an initial session which would give you a better understanding of how we might work together. Following this, we would usually meet weekly, with each session being 50 minutes long. I run sessions out of my practice room in Warminster and can offer Zoom and telephone sessions to clients who are unable to attend in person.