Are you feeling overwhelmed by a relationship issue, anxiety, depression or stress? Respectful, sensitive support and listening helps make a difference, even when the difficulties seem insurmountable. It is a strange truth that the situations we find most difficult, that test us to our limits, also wake us up to what is important, strengthen us and, ultimately, help us to grow.
I currently work online only, due to the Coronavirus situation, with both adult individuals and couples on a short or long-term basis.
My clients choose me because I have experience of working with a wide range of problems and issues and have direct and indirect experience of many of the kinds of difficulties that they are going through.
My focus is on people and relationships; what makes us do the things we do and why we believe what we do. I look at the whole person and beyond the current problem to help effect long-term change.
I am particularly interested in the spiritual dimension of psychotherapy and the search for meaning and integration.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA (Distinction) in Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy
This included gaining over 650 hours of practical experience with clients, under supervision, 100 hours of which were in a clinical setting.
Diploma in Transpersonal Couples Counselling.
I have been seeing clients since the beginning of 2005 and have been in private practice since 2010.
I am accredited by, and work within the guidelines of, the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). In addition, I regularly take part in programmes to enhance my education and skills, including Dreamwork, Couple dynamics, EMDR etc.
I am also a qualified practitioner and teacher of the Enneagram of Personality, a profound system for understanding and developing compassion for ourselves and others and, hence, in improving relationships. I qualified in the USA in 2003 and have been teaching the Enneagram Professional Training Programme course (Foundation, Typing Process, Panel & Teacher Training) since 2013. www.enneagramtraining.co.uk will tell you more.
I obtained my Clinical Supervision Diploma with Distinction in February 2014 and am a UKCP Recognised Supervisor and Recognised Training Supervisor.
Registered / Accredited
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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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Enneagram of Personality
From £60.00 to £80.00
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
My fees range from £60 - £80 for individuals for a 50 minutes session and from £100 - £120 for couples for a 60 minute session.
In these times of economic hardship, it's especially important to me that my work remains accessible, and is not just for the wealthy, so I ask my clients to place themselves where they intuitively feel they belong on the sliding scale of fees.