How therapy can help
Therapy can assist in a variety of ways, from being a place to express feelings and thoughts in a judgment-free confidential space, to exploring deeply traumatic experiences with professional support.
You may want to deal with specific issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement, sexual or physical abuse, relationship issues, sexuality, ageing, culture or gender.
More generally therapy can be a form of personal development, an opportunity to increase your self-awareness, become more emotionally robust, learn more about your life story and develop your understanding of how you came to be you.
Whatever brings you to therapy, I will provide a supportive, confidential and professional space in which you can explore, discover and grow.
Before qualifying as a therapist, I trained as a barrister and spent fifteen years as a court advocate. I am familiar with the physical and emotional consequences of working in stressful environments, managing extreme emotions and complex relationships. It was my experiences in my legal career that sparked my interest in psychology and psychotherapy and I subsequently embarked on an intensive five-year training in counselling and psychotherapy.
What happens in the first session?
In your first session, you and I will have an opportunity to discover more about each other and whether I am the right therapist for you. I will ask you some basic questions about you, what brings you to therapy and what you hope to gain. There is no binding commitment to continue in therapy with me, but if you decide to continue, the next step is to mutually design a bespoke therapeutic environment, incorporating how you want to explore the issues you are bringing, at what pace, depth and for how long.
How to get started
To get started or just to find out more about the process, please call me or send me an email.
Training, qualifications & experience
Counselling and Psychotherapy Qualifications
- MA in Gestalt Therapy Theory Studies
- Postgraduate Diploma in Gestalt Therapy Theory Studies
- Diploma in Counselling (BACP Accredited)
- Certificate in Humanistic Counselling Skills
- Bar Vocational Course
- Postgraduate Diploma in Law
- BSc. (Hons.) Natural Sciences
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
My training is holistic and consequently I am able to work will most issues whether included in the list above or not.
£75.00 per fifty-minute session.