I am a UKCP registered Psychotherapist offering short, medium and long term counselling and individual psychotherapy for adults in Long Eaton (East Midlands) and London.
If you're thinking of beginning counselling or entering into psychotherapy then that's great - it could be something that has a healing and truly growthful impact on your life. Finding the therapist that 'fits' for you, someone who you feel you can open up to and trust is important, so if you're interested in the potential of working together the first step would usually be for us to have a brief (up to 15 - 20 minutes) free and confidential phone call to talk about the possibility of working together. The next step would then be an initial session.
If you want to contact with any enquiries, please do - a link to telephone and email is listed above. If you're interested in a little more about how I work and my qualifications then see below.
Why begin Counselling or Psychotherapy?
Life is sometimes hard and confusing, and we can find ourselves stuck, or in pain, and in need of a way to work things through and find the path back to ourselves. I believe that when we choose to take the time to step into the safe, confidential and supportively challenging relational space that counselling and psychotherapy can provide, there is real potential for personal learning, healing and growth. A therapy journey holds the potential for greater self-awareness and connection; the possibility to make changes, grow as a human-being, and to move forward in life with insight and deeper soulfulness.
How I Work
As a therapist, I work relationally - for me, this means that building trust and offering a space where you can feel heard, understood and valued, whilst also being genuinely challenged to heal and grow without judgment, is an essential foundation in working together with clients. My aim is to be fully present with you in therapy, and to offer a warm and genuine relationship with your well-being at the heart of the work.
My qualifications are a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Counselling. My Psychotherapy training was a 4 year degree, including my own attendance in therapy for 5 years, a research project and work with clients throughout. I am also UKCP Registered and work to their ethical code of practice. I have held my own private practice since 2015. Since 2019 I have been working as an individual and group supervisor for other therapists.
A little bit more about me...
My areas of personal and professional interest are working with dreams; exploring the dynamics of power in relationships, organisations and society; transpersonal aspects of life; the experience of spirituality within therapy and relationships; themes relating to individual identity and the potential for personal growth during times of emotional and mental turmoil; and understanding and honouring our grieving processes throughout the losses of life. I love poetry and art, and often encourage clients to work in ways that cultivate their own creativity, and I also try to nurture my own creativity, both as a human and therapist, as much as possible. When at rest, I would be found pottering about, listening to Jazz FM, reading and drinking coffee.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc in Person-centred Counselling & Psychotherapy (The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute) - 2015
- Fully accredited, Registered member of UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy)
- Diploma in Supervision (Transpersonal - Integrative approach) 2019 (CCPE London)
- BSc (Hons) in Psychology (Royal Holloway, University of London) - 2010
I have experience of offering long, medium and short term counselling for individuals in private practice since 2015. Prior to that I volunteered at a local charity, Nottingham Counselling Service (NCS) from August 2013 to May 2017 - I now work as a Supervisor at NCS. In the past I have also worked as a counsellor within a community based counselling service.
I have additional CPD training in:
Bodywork & Psychotherapy
Trauma & PTSD
Transpersonal Approaches to Therapy
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- LGBTQ+ related themes
- Explorations around sexuality and gender expression
- Spiritual Crises
- Those impacted by suicide
- Use of creativity in therapy
- Relational trauma
- Grief and loss
- Transition and change
Individuals: £50.00 (hourly session) I also hold a number of concession spaces in my practice at a reduced rate, so please ask about this for more information.