About me

I am a qualified Humanistic and Integrative therapist who trained at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (accredited through Staffordshire University).  
My practice is built on a 30 year career within the public sector which I believe adds a unique dimension to my approach. I have a wealth of life experiences which form the foundation upon which I have developed my therapeutic approach. I offer warmth and containment to create a safe space for you to explore your story and empower you to make the changes you need.

I acknowledge the courage it takes for many of us to make that first step towards therapy. It can be daunting but I hope the initial, no fee, assessment will allay any concerns of how we will proceed. We can arrange this initial meeting if you call or email me and take things from there if you wish.

From personal experience, I understand working in a pressurised environment, dealing with trauma and suffering. I also know how this can be held within, unprocessed, with the potential to contaminate relationships and keep us stuck. My aim is that through our therapeutic relationship, there will be a creative potentiality to heal, grow and achieve happiness and contentment.  

My practice includes working with and supporting the Emergency Services who experience the most traumatic of events on a consistent basis. I am also a counsellor within NHS Clinical Services. As such, I have experience in working with complex trauma and its manifestations that continue to present on going life challenges. 
 
My Approach

Being an Integrative therapist, I work with different theories and consider how one or more might be best applied to where we find ourselves in the therapeutic relationship. It will be here where we make sense of what it means to be you. Together, we will consider current thoughts, feelings and patterns of behaviour with my intention being to address them with empathy and compassion. 

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I am a qualified Humanistic and Integrative therapist who trained at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (accredited through Staffordshire University). 

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. 

I hold full Professional Indemnity Insurance and have Enhanced DBS clearance. 

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

Home visits may incur expenses depending on the distance travelled.

Newark
Nottinghamshire
NG24

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

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