As an experienced counsellor, my aim is to work alongside you, in a non-judgemental way, enabling you to explore issues at your own pace.
My aims through therapy is to develop a therapeutic working relationship where you will have the time and space to process those difficult times, and gain confidence in your abilities to help you cope with life issues.
Psychodynamic counselling, simply put, as getting an understanding of your past, and past reactions to help unlock why you react the way you do, this in turn helps you to understand yourself and I use other therapeutic tools if needed, such as; Cognitive behaviour therapy, solution focused, and life coaching.
What I can help with:
Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Career coaching, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, AIDS/HIV, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Disability, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Spirituality, Women's issues, Relationships, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues
Types of therapy:
Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Person centred, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with:
Young Adults from the age of 18-25, Adults, Older Adults, Organisations, and Groups.
How I deliver therapy:
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma in psychodynamic therapeutic counselling
(Member of the British association of counselling and psychotherapy) - MBACP
I have worked extensively with people who suffer with feeling emotionally distant and closed off, have agoraphobia, and people who present with depression, anxiety, stress and past Traumas. I have experience with post-traumatic stress disorder, childhood sexual abuse, and identity issues, Health related issues, and career related issues and support people in caring roles.
I have worked in the NHS for fifteen years, as a specialist mental health worker, I have been counselling since 2013, working at a number of counselling services within the community.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
£25 for the first assessment
Sessions agreed after initial assessment - £50
When I work
I am available in the afternoons from 1:30pm - 8pm in the evening all weekdays apart from Wednesday when I can have morning clients.
Will travel locally (no additional fee) for accessibility if the customer is unable to get to address due to disability or carer responsibility.