With 18 years experience as a Counsellor, I can offer you a safe space in which to explore and think about your current difficulties.
You might be experiencing a crisis, or have been feeling anxious, depressed or stuck for some time. Whatever the presenting issues are we can talk about and explore them together. My main approach is Psychodynamic which means we will think about how your past may be affecting your present. If we can think about the underlying issues, the roots of the problems, we can try to make sense of them and work through the feelings involved. The Therapeutic relationship we will form is crucial to help come to terms with difficulties and conflicts, discover new insights, increase your understanding, self acceptance and life satisfaction. I can offer you a balance of support and challenge in an empathic, boundaried way, that helps you move forward with your life.
I offer both brief counselling or longer term therapy with individuals and with groups. I've worked in many different organisations (education, charity, youth) and currently work in the NHS as a GP counsellor in addition to my private practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Practice (2009) Oxford University
- Post Graduate Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling (2005) Oxford University
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling (2002) Southampton University
- BSc (Hons) Degree in Occupational Therapy (1996) Exeter University
- Institute of Group Analysis Foundation course (2015) London IGA
- Supervision skills Masterclass/ training (2017) Riverside Counselling, Henley
I am a registered and accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I abide by their code or ethics and practice.
I have worked as a counsellor with individuals in:
- Private practice for 7 years
- NHS/GP practice for 3.5 years
- Students in education settings (further and Higher) for 6 years
- Women and youth in charity settings (women's services, youth services) for 7 years
As an Occupational Therapist for 15 years I worked in many NHS settings, eventually speciaiising in community mental health and community learning disabilities. i have worked across a variety of NHS Trusts.
I enjoy working with groups but currently mainly work with individuals.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a wide range of professional and clinical experience, and worked with a diverse range of people from different cultural and religious backgrounds.
Later this year I am seeking new clients who have addictions or compulsive behaviour, notably porn or sex addiction as I am completing further training on an ATSAC accredited Diploma (Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity). I'm able to offer a reduced fee if you contact me with this as your primary difficulty.
£50 for individuals for sessions (50 minutes). My fee is currently the same for Initial Consultations and for ongoing sessions.
Concessions are available (on request) for students or low waged - I have a limited number available so please mention this when enquiring.
For clients coming more that once a week I offer a 10% reduction in fees.
My fees are reviewed annually.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I work Privately Wednesdays to Fridays, 930 - 3pm.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a Psychodynamic Therapist offering supervision to qualified counsellors.View supervision profile