I work with individuals who are suffering from anxiety or depression, or are experiencing distress due to relationship or work problems or as a result of a trauma or loss.
I also see couples who are experiencing problems related to conflict, infidelity, intimacy or communication problems, or who are just at a stage in their relationship where they would find it useful to have a safe space to explore some issues together.
With over twenty five years experience of working with addiction, I support people to understand their relationship to their substance and/or addictive behaviour and to let go of what no longer serves them.
My approach is lovingly empathetic and compassionate and I work together with clients to support the development of self-awareness and insights into their difficulties.
I am currently undertaking a training in Psycho-spiritual & Therapeutic Shamanism after which I plan to do a two year training to become a Natural Shamanic Practitioner and can include these practices in my work if that resonates with you.
Please contact me if you have any questions about how I work.
Training, qualifications & experience
A qualified counsellor with a BACP accredited Diploma in Counselling from the London Gestalt Centre, I have experience of working with individuals and couples in a variety of settings, including drug and alcohol agencies, community counselling services, universities and in my own private practice.
What I can help with
Anxiety, Depression, Loss, Trauma and Abuse.
Relationship problems (including problems with commitment and intimacy, sexual problems, power and money, domestic violence and communication problems),
Work problems (including work-based stress, relationships and conflict, low confidence, career dissatisfaction, under earning/achieving),
Dependency and addiction (including Alcohol, Drugs, Nicotine, Sex & Love, Food related addictions, Gambling, Shopping, Phone & Internet-based addictions, Co-dependency, Work and Exercise)
I can also offer mindfulness based approaches to my clients when appropriate
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 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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- I charge £70 for a 50min session with individuals or £90 for a 60min session with couples.
- I can offer concessionary fees to students and people in receipt of benefits.
- I also offer supervision for trainees at £50 and £60 for qualified counsellors.