I work collaboratively and creatively to help clarify the changes you want and support progress towards them. The content and nature of my therapy is tailored to each individual, I seek to understand your situation, adopting ways of working and a pace to suit you.
As my clients get to know themselves better and challenge and change aspects of who they are, they most often speak of results in terms of having: the confidence to move forward, better relationships and more clarity about who they are and their direction in life.
Some people find the confidence they want in just a few sessions, often recovering a sense of their 'old self'. For long standing issues and more lasting change an open ended arrangement is more suitable.
My counselling works for people who are experiencing emotional pain of any sort. However it is particularly useful for those:
- Whose experience includes a loss of direction, purpose and zest for life
- Who have realised that something has to change on the inside before it can change on the outside
- Who, despite their fears, have the courage to enter unknown territory in order to find a new way
Prior to becoming a qualified counsellor in 2007 I worked in business, management and as a certified management consultant.
You may contact me without obligation and in confidence.
Training, qualifications & experience
In 2004 I commenced training for a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling.
In 2005 I commenced work as a voluntary counsellor with a community counselling service.
I qualified in 2007. Since then I have worked, as a volunteer and as a part-time telephone counsellor with an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). I have worked exclusively in private practice since 2012.
In 2008 I co-founded Cotswold Talking Therapies, an organisation that provides services to the public and to therapists in the Cotswold area.
In 2013 I was awarded accreditation for counselling/psychotherapy by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
In 2014 I was awarded a Diploma in Integrative Supervision. I offer private supervision to individuals, groups and organisations and I have developed a special interest in supporting colleagues through BACP's accreditation process.
In 2016 I set up the Accreditation Support Network.
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Daytime & evenings Stroud: Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Cheltenham: Mondays and Thursdays
Free parking available at Stroud