Are you living with a critic in your head who doesn't like anything you do? Or a deep daily sadness that weighs you down? Does anxiety stop you from ever feeling free, or convince you that you aren't "good enough"? It can feel like it will be that way forever, but life can be better.
Whether you're struggling to live with loss, a difficult relationship, social isolation, fear or the memory of a painful past, my first focus is on really hearing and understanding you. Then together we can start gently exploring your experience with compassion and curiosity, and find a way through.
I like to work with feelings as they arise, exploring how they relate to your past and how they feel now. We can use metaphors, nature, stories, and objects to bring your experience to life. I’m also interested in what is important and meaningful to you, which we can use to build up your confidence and strength.
If this resonates with you, I offer a free up-to half an hour video session so you can get to know me and decide if you want to start counselling. At the moment I can’t work indoors face to face due to the coronavirus, so my practice is online.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma in Relational Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
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
Sessions available Weds and Thurs afternoon, Thurs early evening, or Friday morning.