There are many ideas about therapy, different beliefs, ideas and methods but for me at the core it is about two people collaborating together to work towards making positive changes.
Therapy isn't an easy thing to do. It takes courage to begin letting someone in to your world and trusting them with your thoughts and feelings and it takes commitment to stick with something which at times may feel as though it is getting worse before it gets better. The fact that you are here reading my profile means that you have already done part of the hard work and are reaching out looking for support so well done for that. Therapy can be challenging but the impact of therapeutic work can be extremely positive, it can offer support, understanding and clarity which can result in stronger relationships, a stronger sense of self, your needs and how to meet them in a healthy way.
Choosing a therapist can be hard work in itself, in order to help you decide if we might be a good fit I will tell you a bit about myself and how I work. I am a psychoanalytically trained psychotherapist which means I work with my clients to explore current circumstances and past events, considering difficulties they are having and how all these things may be linked. During the assessment session/s I may be quite directive as it is helpful to get a full picture but if there is ever something you are unhappy to discuss at that time it is important that you know that is no problem. Other than this I believe it is important for most sessions to be client lead as the space is there for you so it is not about what I feel you should be talking about, however I may ask questions to help you think further about what you bring to our time together. I am experienced in working with both adults and adolescents in areas that include but are not limited to anxiety, depression, thoughts of suicide and suicidal behaviours, self-harming behaviours, anger, miscarriage, relationships difficulties, low self-esteem and confidence, gender identity and sexual and domestic abuse. I am based in Ramsgate, Kent.
If you are interested in working with me then I would recommend booking in for an assessment session first in which we can discuss your hopes and expectations of therapy, your current struggles, what I could offer and if this is something that you feel is a good fit for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience of working privately, within an NHS setting and in schools. I work with adolescents (11-19yrs) and adults.
- BSc (Honours) Psychology and Counselling
- MSc Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy
- Infant Loss
- Gender Dysphoria and Identity
- Emotional Regulation Difficulties
- Suicide and Self Harm Prevention and Awareness
- Body Narrative
- Selective Mutism
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
£50 per 50 minute Session.
I feel strongly that therapy should be accessible for everyone and understand that in some circumstances £50 per session may not be possible. For this reason I offer a few reduced cost sessions to people who are not able to meet my full fee. If you would like to know more about this please get in touch so that we are able to discuss and see if it is something I am able to offer.
Monday - Thursday Day time and evening sessions
Friday - Day Time Sessions
Not Available At Weekends