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Whatever brings you to therapy, we can work together to explore and make sense of your feelings, consider your choices, develop new perspectives on the past and build your resilience and resources.
My approach to counselling is founded on working uniquely with you, exploring what feels overwhelming and working together to bring about positive and meaningful changes to your life. By reducing your stress to a manageable level and increasing your positivity we will work on helping you cope again and enjoying every aspect of your life and relationships.
As an integrative therapist, my training and background allow me to draw on a diverse range of approaches to meet your needs, including person-centred and CBT. I also work with couples for relationship counselling.
I am experienced working with anxiety, stress, bereavement, depression, OCD, relationship problems, insomnia, and anger management. Our work together can help find healthy coping mechanisms, develop self-awareness, improved problem solving, better communication, and identifying bad habits or a wrong direction.
I am a fully qualified and registered Psychotherapist with a friendly, calm and reassuring manner that will help you feel at ease. I can offer you a safe, supportive and non-judgemental space for you to explore your feelings. I adhere to the BACP code of ethical standards and conduct, including undertaking supervision and continuous professional development.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a post graduate diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling and I am a registered member of the BACP. I also have a degree in Psychology.
I previously worked for a large mental health service.
As well as having a busy private practice, I also work for a large EAP company (employer assistance programme) as a counselling associate.
I volunteer for a large bereavement support charity and am a qualified bereavement support specialist.
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
I am currently working both face to face and via zoom videocall.