I offer a calm, empathic, supportive and affirming approach that can help look at the issues such as anxiety, depression, low self esteem or relationship problems as well as trauma, PTSD, and bereavement.
Listening to you and what your needs are, talking about whatever is on your mind and helping sort out the deeper issues that may be known or unconconcious.
My aim is to assist you on your journey to find resolution whether short or long term.
It may be relevant to explore how relationships from the past have had an influence on your perception of self and others. Working with you to assist change from negative self belief, into a more fulfilling and authentic, empowered sense of self.
I also may bring in to the sessions how we connect to our physicality, for example, where the the body might hold emotions that have become stuck or held in negative patterns and how to safely let them go.
As Bessel van Der Kolk named "The body keeps the score" and there are ways in which we can unwind from the effects of trauma, as well as self-attacking or destructive thoughts and beliefs, to become more positive and more true to the the real self.
The process of therapy can help you work at at your own pace, to shift negative influences to more positive outcomes.
With a background in creative arts and holistic therapies I can draw on over 30 years of experience of therapeutic work that included working with businesses and professionals.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a UKCP registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor.
After studying in Integrative and Humanistic Counselling at The Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling, I set up in private practice and have been practising as a therapist now for over ten years.
I have had a dual career as a qualified Yoga Teacher and Holistic Therapist since 1987 which can bring are more embodied approach to the work.
My experience of working include:
Off the Record (a young peoples counselling service).
Penny Brohn Cancer Care supporting both cancer patients and their families
Trauma Foundation South West, working with Traumatised Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Bristol.
Foundation Course Tutor at The Bath Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I run a private practice in Bath, not far from the centre, where I see most clients. Free parking is available.
I regularly update my knowledge and experience by participating in continual professional development workshops and conferences.
Some of the following are issues I work with;
Abuse, Anger Issues, Loss, Bereavement, Grief, Depression, Disassociation, Relationship Issues, Lack of Self-Esteem, Self Harm, Loss of confidence, PTSD, Trauma, Stress. Dark night of the soul.
Registered / Accredited
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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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Boarding School syndrome
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
I offer a reduced fee for students and for supervisees.
I can offer daytime or evening appointments on Tuesday's, Wednesday's and Thursday's. Other days and times may become available so please contact me if you need to find out.
I work from a peaceful garden studio on the north eastern edge of Bath nr Larkhall. There is parking available and its a two minute walk from the local bus stop.