I am an experienced, compassionate psychotherapist, providing a safe place where you can explore your thoughts and feelings and try to get your life back on track. I love my work, offering a non-judgemental therapeutic relationship in order for you to work through whatever has brought you to see me.
I am trained in the humanistic school of counselling. I will not attempt to give you advice or guidance, rather I will try to understand fully the issues you bring and the effect these are having on you, so that you might find more clarity about yourself.
In addition to my private practice, I have worked for many years for an IAPT service in the NHS. I have previously been a schools-based psychotherapist, working with students aged 11-18.
I am a qualified clinical supervisor and welcome enquiries from prospective supervisees.
DUE TO CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS, I AM CURRENTLY OFFERING THERAPY VIA TELEPHONE AND ZOOM.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a UKCP-registered Person-Centred Psychotherapist and I subscribe to both the UKCP Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Conduct and the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
I help clients who are facing difficulties with many issues including: depression - panic attacks - anxiety - bereavement and loss - anger - relationship problems - eating disorder - self harm - suicidal thoughts.
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
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
Daytime, evening and weekends.