A chartered psychologist and registered psychotherapist, I have been working for almost twenty years with individuals offering practical help across a range of symptoms and issues.
Some of us reach a point in our lives when how we are living is no longer OK. There may be a specific event or incident that is affecting us in some way, or we may just have a sense that something is not ‘right’ and we want to understand what is going on, and maybe do something about it.
I work with individuals to help them make sense of their world and to get more out of life. I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space where people can explore their thoughts, feelings and experiences in order to move forward in their lives with more freedom and energy.
If this is something that appeals to you, please get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
I integrate in-depth psychological theory with a pragmatic, change oriented perspective.
Through my professional training I have the following credentials:
- Chartered Occupational Psychologist and Associate Fellow with the British Psychological Society
- Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council
- Registered Psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
Academically, I have a Masters in Gestalt Psychotherapy and a Masters in Occupational and Organisational Psychology.
Research shows that the single biggest determinant of a positive outcome in counselling and therapy is the relationship. So, in whatever way my qualifications and training compare to another's, my advice to anyone considering working with someone is to meet them first and see what it is like to be with them.
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
Some of the typical issues I encounter and work with are:
- Stress: Feeling burnt out or overwhelmed by work-life, uncertainty about the future
- Trauma: recent or historical sexual/physical/bullying
- Mid-life crisis: Lack or loss of meaning in life, low motivation for life
- Depression: Low self-esteem, mood swings, panic attacks, anxiety
- Addictive behaviour: alcohol and substance abuse, internet, gambling
- Loss: bereavement, redundancy, abandonment, illness
- Eating disorders: over/under eating
- Relationships: Loneliness, relationship breakdowns, sexual concerns.