Long qualified and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist working with individuals, couples and offering personal mentoring. I prefer face-to-face contact with my clients but will also use Skype.
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE I WILL BE WORKING ONLY ONLINE.
I work with most issues but have a particular interest in gender and identity, identity and sexuality.
Core training: integrative Psychosynthesis, "Psychology with a soul" - Jean Hardy.
Training, qualifications & experience
Core 5 year training in Integrative Psychosynthesis. Also, cert. Psychodynamic counselling, Cert. Terrence Higgins Trust, Gender and Identity Couples Counselling.
Supervisor Training with Gaie Houston. Group Dynamics Cert. CBT Cert. and CBT Cert. in Addiction Counselling.
I've worked as a secondary school counsellor, had my own private practice for 25yrs+ and trained Psychotherapy students for Re.Vision, London for a decade.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Boarding school syndrome
Individuals: £50.00 per One hour session.
Couples: £90.00 per One and a half hour session or £60 for a one hour session.
Please discuss affordability if your financial situation is difficult.
Who of us haven’t needed or couldn’t have benefited from an empathic and impartial perspective on the dilemmas and problems with which which life presents us! A combination of personal in-depth personal therapy, five years core training, 30+ years experience as a therapist, (including as a trainer and secondary school counsellor) have afforded me both a flexible and solid broad base from which to work with others.
I believe the people who come to me as clients are themselves the experts. My task, as I see it, is to aid in the discovery, re-discovery or untangling of their wisdom from the myriad of shoulds and oughts that inhibit and suppress us from an early age, limiting who we may more fully be.
“No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of your knowledge” - Kahlil Gibran.
Many therapies are principally concerned with our past. The part the past plays in who we become interests me too but, it is not the end of our story. From our roots, like the tree, we can emerge and grow, forging a solid trunk from which we can incorporate our creativity, aspirations and so branch out and bring our potential into being. It’s an exciting and sometimes scary journey but it’s hard to imagine one more worthwhile undertaking:
“Who looks outside dreams, who looks inside wakes” - Carl Jung.