A warm welcome to you.
My private practice is situated in the heart of Lancaster 5 minutes from the train station. A comfortable, peaceful and restful environment. I am also able to support you wherever you are, whatever location in the UK or in the World via Zoom.
I offer an invitation to a different kind of space online.
A space to quieten and slow down and to feel more connected.
Gentle breathing, mindfulness, and a quality of stillness help to support this healing process.
My approach to psychotherapy is that I work with you in a way that is respectful, non-judgmental, sensitive and warm. I am a Body-Oriented therapist. I believe that you have an inner sense of truth and wisdom within but need the space, stillness and unconditional presence to gain your own insights, autonomy and meaning.
Chronic feelings of anxiety and depression, overwhelming loneliness, grief and loss, persistent feelings of low self worth, stuck relationships, emotional suffering, stress and trauma are explored gently and offer potential portals for becoming more in contact with our essential and true self bringing more embodied experiencing, peace and fulfilment to our lives.
I work with both individuals of all ages and also young people who can often feel very alone with outward pressures and who need support to gain more inner awareness and self belief to move forward.
We all wish to grow as human beings moving towards our potential and opening more deeply to the here and now of our experience, the intimacy of life. We are often lost in limiting thoughts-thoughts that are imprisoning and reactive and which induce negative feelings.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work in accordance within their ethical guidelines and principles. See www.bacp.co.uk for more information.
I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor and have obtained a Masters of Arts in Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Counselling-Cumbria University.
Post graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Counselling-Cumbria University.
A 5-day residential retreat in Practising Mindfulness for Professionals at Trigonos, North Wales. Bangor University.
I have a lot of experience in working with a wide-range of mental health issues as a Therapist & Counsellor for South Lakeland Mind for many years.
I am trained as a Outdoor Therapist with South Lakeland Mind and have achieved their standard of Advanced Post Qualification Certificate in Outdoor Counselling.
Certificate in Focusing Oriented Therapy Level 1, 2 & 3.
Training and attending an intense programme with Thomas Hubl, please see his book - "Healing Collective Trauma: A Process for Integrating Our Intergenerational and Cultural Wounds". The Timeless Wisdom Training (2021) is a community of committed practitioners coming together over a two-year period to support one another, to work on personal, group, and ancestral trauma, and to learn conscious growth tools, practices, and methods to integrate this trauma personally and with clients.
I also work as a Counsellor for Cancercare Lancaster Slynesdale working with some very courageous people who are coming to terms with diagnosis, loss and bereavement and dealing with life issues & changes in relationships. This can help to cultivate a new perspective, have greater self understanding and help clients to feel supported to move forward.
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
£45.00 per session
Concessions offered for
I charge £45 per session which is for 50 minutes. If this is difficult for you or your circumstances are such that this is too much we can reach a mutually acceptable figure. If you wish to have a free initial online session (30 mins) please let me know.
Taking that first step for change can often feel really daunting. It takes courage and I will be here accompanying you whatever age or circumstances you find yourself in with a solid presence that I hope will provide safety and deep empathy for you to heal and move forward with your life.