I offer individual sessions for adults or children
I believe therapy provides a space where we can talk about what really matters to us and how we think and feel. I aim to provide a warm thoughtful and attentive presence in the sessions which enables a client to feel safe to speak openly.
The key areas where many people have difficulties are relationships with others, dealing with difficult situations or traumatic events, and having an understanding of themselves, who they are, what they want from life.
What I enjoy about being a therapist is seeing people learning to understand and accept themselves, and developing the courage to make the changes they want in order to be happier.
My style is interactive and with children I use play, art materials and stories in my therapeutic work..
Therapy can be challenging, funny, serious and ultimately, hopefully, life affirming.
From my life experiences I am particularly interested in working with creativity, relationships, bereavement, parenting, and how we hold emotions physically.
Training, qualifications & experience
MBACP BA MSc. (Nursing)
I am an integrative psychotherapist and I have a background of training in a children’s charity.
I use an integrative approach which means that I draw on a range of therapeutic models and approaches, including Gestallt, transactional analysis, somatic work.
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
£45 per session.
Concessionary rates sometimes available please enquire.
I have availability Thursday mornings, Wednesdays daytime, and Monday evenings.
Our first session will also act as a two way assessment meeting to see if we feel comfortable working together, at this stage there’s no commitment to continue. We can choose to work for a set number of sessions to focus on an area of main concern, or it can be open ended.
When working with children I structure in periodic separate sessions with the parent for feedback.