I am a qualified counsellor and Gestalt psychotherapist, registered with UKCP. I have experience working with clients from different backgrounds and with a variety of presenting issues in a social care setting, in private practice and for counselling charities. I offer short term and long term- open ended therapy.
In my practice as a Gestalt Psychotherapist I am aspiring to engage in the therapeutic relationship with sensitivity, authenticity, an embodied approach and with the intention to be fully present and relational with the people I work with.
I offer a safe, warm, compassionate and confidential space to help you explore your feelings, thoughts and relationships with your self and others; make sense of any difficulties you may be experiencing e.g. feeling stuck in ways of being and behaving that no longer work for you, painful events in the present, distressing memories from the past or worries about the future. I will accompany you throughout a journey of awareness, growth and change.
There are times when we face difficulties and experience disappointments in life. However, I believe that we all have the potential to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, and therapy can support us reach our potential.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy
- MSc in Counselling Studies
- Postgraduate training in Systemic Therapy
I have experience of working with trauma, emotional, sexual and physical abuse, neglect, depression, anxiety, bereavement, separation and loss, relationship matters, anger, self esteem, work related stress and life transitions. I also have experience with foster care and adoption issues.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have experience of working with children and families, foster carers and adopters.
Concessions offered for
Initial Consultation - £60.00
Face to Face sessions - £60.00 per 50 minute
Some concessions available
I currently have spaces in my practice in evenings, Thursday and Friday morning and evening and Saturday morning and afternoon.
I work with individuals and together we decide on the frequency of sessions. I normally work on an open-ended basis.