Each and every one of us deserves to embrace our own unique self as we always in our hearts know our worthiness for love. The secret now is in finding the safety to operate openly and freely from our own authentic self. This is something we can not always do on our own; we need to have someone in our lives -partner, parents, friend or therapist -who is mature enough to accompany us as we make what is often the long journey home.
When we come into adulthood and enter into intimate couple relationship, we bring with us the story of the relationship interruptions we have experienced to date -early- life interruptions being of particular significance.
Bringing into consciousness the story of those threats and the consequent protective strategies you created is crucial to your wellbeing in the here and now. With loving holding from ourselves and others we can begin to move from isolation to belonging , from shame to celebration , from loneliness to intimacy, from presence to real ness and from being hidden to being out in the light .
Training, qualifications & experience
I initially studied speech and drama at Queen Margaret university in Edinburgh.On completion I trained as a drama therapist . Subsequently I did my MA in psychotherapy at The University of East Anglia(UAE) followed by a PhD at Regents University in London .
I have been working as a psychotherapist for many years and have co-authored books including (Finding Sexual Realness)and lectured on Sexuality - Self-Esteem-relationships and depression. I work with individuals and couples
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.