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About me

There are times when life can be challenging and you may be experiencing difficulties with relationships, anxiety, and feelings of hopelessness. I offer a confidential space for you to explore your problems and I can work with you to enable you to manage the difficulties you are facing.

As a UKCP Registered Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor I have a range of knowledge and skills that can be utilised to provide the counselling that you require. Being a member of the Intersubjective College I work in a relational way that addresses present circumstances, considers historical influences on your thinking and behaviour, and explores new ways of being that lead to a healthier, more fulfilling life.

I can offer face to face, telephone, or zoom/skype sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have ten years experience working as a UKCP registered Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with a wide range of clients and issues, including addiction, anxiety, depression, bereavement, self harm, relationship issues and trauma.

I have a BA in Integrative Counselling from the University of Middlesex, an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and a Certifcate in Clinical Supervision.

I also have 7 years experience working as a Lecturer in Counselling, and currently teach on the Counselling BA programme at the University of Suffolk.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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.

BACP

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Therapies offered

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£40.00 per 50 minute counselling session / assessment (concessions for students)

£75.00 per 90 minute supervision session (concessions for student counsellors)

13 Bures Road, Great Cornard, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 0EJ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults