Why come and see me?
I am currently working with people online. I hope to return to face-to-face working very soon whilst maintaining an online practice.
People choose to see a counsellor or psychotherapist when they want to explore something that has been causing them difficulty in their life and, or, in their relationships; something that needs understanding. Often people want to make important changes in their lives and relationships and find it helpful to gain the support of some counselling or therapy.
So, what is counselling or therapy? It happens between two or more people, in a confidential and safe space, solely for the purpose of supporting you. For people who are very private, or scared, this can seem like a daunting prospect. People do not realise what courage it takes to come and begin sharing things that have been deeply felt or held. Whilst some people come in crisis, feeling they have run out of solutions on their own, others come out of a curiosity in their self. It is work that can last for a while, but at other times, a few sessions.
I have been practicing for some years now, and am in the process of gaining a qualification in supervision. I look forward to being able to support people's development in another way. And that, after all, is why I chose this profession.
As an Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist I have experience of working with individuals around many of life's difficulties:
- Grief and loss
- Anxiety, including generalised anxiety disorder
- Trauma and abuse, including domestic violence and abuse
- Relationship issues, (whether romantic, familial or professional)
- Isolation and loneliness
This is just a brief list of some of the reasons why people choose to come and see me. If you would like to discuss anything that you have read here please contact me with a call or email to arrange an appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
PG Diploma in Clinical Supervision
MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
PG Dip. Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
PG Cert. Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
Cert. Psychodynamic Counselling
Continuing Professional Development
Developmental Attunement, Relational Needs, and Therapeutic Presence - Richard Erskine
Mindfulness with Compassion - David Oldham
Working With and Understanding Personality Disorder - Dr Penelope Campling
Working With the Anxious Client - Karin Creasy
Certificate in Youth and Community Work - Leicester City Council, (enabling me to work with young people from the age of 13 years and above)
Freedom Programme Facilitator - Claire Walker Consultancy, (programme for victims and survivors of domestic violence and abuse)
Forced Marriages and Honour Based Violence - H.O.P.E. Training and Consultancy
Understanding Sex Addiction - Jacob Jacobson
Eating Disorders - Helena Wilkinson
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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
£55.00 per session
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
- Assessments - £55
- One-to-one, 50 minute sessions - £50
- Couples - 50 minute sessions - £80
- Supervision - 60 minute sessions - £50
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