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 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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£25 for the first assessment
Sessions agreed after initial assessment - £50
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.