Are you anxious, depressed, feeling sad or experiencing other difficulties? Do get in touch. I am experienced in online and telephone therapy and currently have some immediate availability. I offer all clients an initial 30 minute chat at no cost so you can find out if I'm the right therapist for you.
If you are here looking for some help and support, I understand you have made what can be that first tricky step in beginning to move forward.
I can promise you, a safe confidential space, working with someone you can trust, who will put your needs first and at the very centre of our work together.
I will work with you in a bespoke way, tailored to the person you are. Working with honesty and integrity I will build a relationship with you in which you can be honest and open, without fear of judgement.
We will have a dialogue to support you in understanding your own thoughts, feelings, emotions and behaviours and there will at times be humour - being able to laugh can provide much needed relief when life is not easy.
The approaches I use are tailored to my individual clients, these can centred on, for example, thinking processes, emotional responses, key life events and early childhood experiences / traumas.
If after looking at my information and website, you think I may be the right person for you, then please call and we can have an informal chat where you can ask any questions and I will explain, in person the ways in which I can work with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Masters Degree in Psychotherapy and a Post Graduate diploma in relational, integrative counselling and psychotherapy. I have the knowledge and skills to work with people over both the short and longterm.
I have extensively supported individuals experiencing long-term physical and mental health difficulties, people who have suffered trauma and abuse (in both early and later life stages), and have worked with clients with complex mental health needs and diagnoses. I am experienced in supporting people experiencing difficulties in family relationships, including relationship break down and degenerative partner ill health and can support clients in managing STIs.
I have extensive experience working within both the public and private sectors and have worked with adults and families in the education sector for many years. I have in-depth understanding in supporting adults experiencing stress, generalised anxiety and long term depression (both work and non - work related) and have specialist knowledge of the demands faced by the teaching profession and in supporting parents of children with additional needs.
I have a particular interest in supporting clients for whom transvestism is causing difficulty for themselves or within everyday life and relationships
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Transvestism / Cross-Dressing - support for people who may be experiencing difficulties in life or relationships, associated with dressing.
Self Identity - Finding who you really are
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Sessions last for 1 full hour, for which I charge £40 for a daytime session or £45 in the evenings.
Mon-Fri daytime and evening.
If you have experienced trauma in life and this continues to impact on you, I am fully trained to help you using the specialist REWIND Technique, in clinical use since 1991, this approach can provide 'closure without disclosure'. Helping you recover from intrusive thoughts, memories and flashbacks and allowing you to move on in life. (See http://iartt.com/therewindtechnique/ for further details)