As a practitioner with decades of experience I offer you a safe, confidential and caring space in which to talk. I am passionate about living life to the full and supporting others to do the same. This has been informed personally and professionally by my interest in humanistic psychotherapy. The primary quality that I bring into relationship with you as client are empathy and a deep curiosity to know you. To understand how you are in your life, your body, your mind and your relationships to self and others. By entering into this depth of knowing you and deepening your self knowledge we find answers to the dilemmas that bring you to seek help.
Since 1984 I have explored and experienced many approaches to working with people on levels of body, mind and spirit. My practice has included bodywork, acupuncture, counselling, psychotherapy and ecotherapy/ecopsychogy.
I have had a private practice since 1988 and have taken it into corporate, NHS and private clinic settings.
The issues I have the most experience in dealing with are low self esteem. anxiety, depression, panic attacks anger management, abuse and relationship issues.
My practice is located on a farm 3 miles from Fivemiletown. This offers the possibility of both indoor and outdoor work. I'm also offering sessions in Enniskillen from mid January 2018.
Training, qualifications & experience
My interest in the therapeutic relationship and my own journey of personal development led me to train in Humanistic Psychotherapy. Between 1991 and 2003 I went to Spectrum, a centre for humanistic and integrative psychotherapy, which is accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. I have offered psychotherapy to others since 1996. In my experience when the body is involved in the therapy process it offers a high degree of holistic healing.
I have been offering psychotherapy since 1996.
I was trained at Spectrum - a centre for Humanistic Psychotherapy in London.
I am accredited by the United Kingdom Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners (AHPP).
I am registered by AHPP with United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
United Kingdom Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners
UKAHPP is a national accrediting organisation for all those who apply the theories of Humanistic Psychology in their work. The UKAHPP is an independent member organisation of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the UK Register of Counsellors.
The Association is made up of a number of different membership classes e.g. Associate Members, Affiliate Members, Full Members, each with different requirements for entry. Full Members may use the initials 'MAHPP' after their names, and have undergone a rigorous accreditation procedure relevant to their discipline.
All members of the Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners must commit to acceptance of the UKAHPP Code of Ethical Principles, the UKAHPP Code of Practice, the UKAHPP Ethical Review Procedure and the UKAHPP Complaints Procedure.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fee is £45 per session. My sessions are 60 minutes long. I offer concessionary rates on application.
I am available Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm. I work an evening up to 8pm once a week. I also offer ecotherapy - outdoor walking-talking sessions. I'm taking bookings for work online as Jan 21.
Each therapeutic relationship is unique and the personal qualities that I bring to my work are empathy, patience and creativity. I am ever curious about human nature and strive to understand fully each person I work with. I am a great listener and very empathetic. Another strength is in maintaining good boundaries to create a safe and trustworthy relationship.
I am committed to continuous professional and personal development through regular supervision and ongoing training. I am accredited by Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners (AHPP) and abide by their codes of Ethics and Practice. AHPP register me with UKCP.