People come to me with a range of concerns, usually (but not always) motivated by the desire for something new; something better; often uncertain how best to make and manage change, sometimes powerfully resistant to it. You may want to understand how you came to be where you are, or how to stop repeating unhelpful patterns. You may or may not have a specific aim in mind, but you know you want to feel happy and hopeful and alive. Whatever your reason, there's the idea that speaking with an experienced professional should provide relief and insight.
I offer safe space to account for your narratives and processes, to consider your options. The work is a creative, shared endeavour; a pilgrimage-to-your-self, meditating the quality and features of experience and imagination. In every case feeling is the motive power that stimulates the intelligence and prompts the will to action.
I am present with experience, attention and empathy; reflecting and framing your concerns; making enquiries; uncovering potential. You are assured my integrity and constructive companionship as you find the way forward. Opportunity requires that we turn up to meet it. Every new thing requires courage - one first step, and then another.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified integrative counsellor, with several years' experience working with a wide range of individual concerns.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
I operate a negotiable fee scale between £80 and £120 per session according to individual circumstances. I maintain some concessionary sessions at £40 per session.