Finding a therapist you connect with is probably the most important part of finding a therapist. I am extremely passionate about offering supportive and effective therapy that facilitates the change my clients are ultimately seeking to experience. I personally understand the challenges of Mental Health and the benefits of therapy.
Do you know the changes you are seeking or at least the areas of your life that aren't working as you wish they were?
I am an Integrative Counselling Therapist. I have 8+ years of training, 6 years of client experience and I'm in my fourth year of running a busy Private Practice.
The therapy I offer is tailored to the individual needs of my clients. Integrative therapy means that I am qualified to use a range of approaches, which can be adapted specifically to suit each person I work with.
Have you thought about what you would or wouldn't like from your therapy experience?
I am warm, relatable and caring and I feel that our connection is an essential part of your therapy being a success. Our conversations will be insightful but most importantly, they will be confidential and without judgement. I'll offer you emotional safety with emphatic and honest insights. I am extremely supportive and committed to helping each and every one of my clients with whatever they bring to our work.
What would help you to feel a sense of connection?
There is no right or wrong way to 'do' therapy. In my experience it's a process that evolves, uniquely with each person. With every session both you and I will discover more about the way you think, feel and behave. Gradually with exploration and insight you will become more self-aware and better equipped at coping with the challenges you came with.
Some clients use their time in therapy to address specific issues, whereas others take a less directive approach, gently exploring the confines of their mind. Whether you want to work in a solution driven, analytical manner or just remain gently in the present, we can create an experience that feels right for you.
Do you feel like you'd like to discuss any of this further? If so, please get in touch whenever you feel ready.
Training, qualifications & experience
2020 Certificate in Online / Virtual Therapy (Diploma Level) – Telephone, Video, Email and Text Therapy
2020 Covid Conversion – Supporting the Change from Face to Face to Virtual Therapy
2020 CPCAB Level 6 – Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision
2019 Member of BACP (MBACP) - Certificate of Proficiency
2019 Certificate in Relationships and Couples Counselling
2018 CPCAB Level 5 - Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory
2017/2018 Foundation in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
2014 – 2017 CPCAB Level 4 - Integrative Therapeutic Counselling Diploma
2013 – 2014 CPCAB Counselling Studies
2012 – 2013 CPCAB Counselling Skills
Other Related Qualifications
2014 Spectrum Emotional Release Technique
2014 Neuro Linguistic Programming
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
If your specific need for therapy is not identified on the list, please feel free to contact me to see if I would be appropriately trained to work you.
If you would like to see if working together would be the right decision then:
First Phone Call
Please call, text or send an email with your phone number so that we can establish contact. I like to have an initial and informal call so that we can introduce ourselves.
50 minutes Free
75 minutes £25
Between the first phone call and your first session I will send you a copy of my working agreement and two assessment forms.
We'll begin the first session by discussing formalities before you'll then be invited to start, wherever you feel comfortable beginning. As this can be a little bit daunting for some people, I'll make this as comfortable as possible.
50 minutes £50
75 minutes £75
I offer open-ended therapy. This means you attend for as long as you need to whether that's weeks, months or years.
Some clients require several sessions per week at the start or if they are experiencing a mental health crisis.
The standard arrangement is a recurrent weekly or fortnightly session.
Clients coming to the end of their therapy may wish to reduce the frequency of their sessions, e.g. monthly.
I offer an 'open-door' policy, which means clients who have worked with me previously, are welcome to return, if they need further therapeutic support.
I offer daytime and evening appointments Monday to Friday.
Typically I don't offer sessions at the weekend.
Prior to Covid-19 I ran a face-to-face Private Practice for three years.
In March 2020 I moved my Practice online, to keep my clients as safe as possible. Sessions are being offered via telephone or video call until further notice.
I offer the same high standards working online as I did in face-to-face practice.
In accordance with my BACP ethical commitment, I attend fortnightly supervision to ensure that I am appropriately and professionally supported.
Essentially I work with adult clients (18+) dealing with a wide range of issues. This is everything from every-day stress and overwhelm through to complex mental health issues.