Inner-child work is a process of compassionate reflection to trace back significant events that happened in your life that had a major or traumatising impact on you. Trauma is an overwhelming feeling you don't know what to do with which disconnects you from yourself because it's too painful). The aim of therapy is to reconnect with your authentic self (your intuition, that inner knowing) to find your own mind and your own way in life and thrive. Low self-esteem, depression, social anxiety, panic attacks, problems within relationships, people pleasing, choosing the wrong partners, addictions, avoidance of confrontation or anger problems, are symptoms of early trauma. If this resonates with you, please do contact me. I am welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional.
I work with
Anxiety, depression, panic attacks, social anxiety, bereavement and loss, miscarriages and infant loss, redundancy, career changes, toxic relationships (narcissistic partners/gaslighting) divorce, domestic abuse, sexual exploitation/abuse, people who are victims of crime, low self-esteem, self-harm, bullying, sexuality, cultural and identity issues, relationship and social aspects of Asperger's Syndrome and High Functioning Autism, personal and professional development, anger management, assertiveness skills, confidence building and philosophical questioning ...
How often do we have to meet? It is usual to meet once a week for 50-minute sessions at specific times. This allows you to talk through any issues and be supported as you begin to experience a new view of the world and for you to notice changes. However, I am also aware that it may not always be possible to have weekly sessions and I am happy to be flexible to meet your needs around your availability.
How long will it take? This is a hard question to answer and depends on the issues you are coming to therapy with. At the very least I will encourage you to think about your goal in coming and to consider personal circumstances such as work commitments, family/personal commitments to give yourself the best chance to see things through.
Confidentiality. All that is discussed in sessions remain confidential. In the event that you tell me that you or someone else is at risk, we will discuss how best to keep you safe in line with The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy's Code of Ethics. We will discuss this on our first appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
Experienced Registered/Accredited Counsellor working with adults, couples and young people.
I have worked as a School Counsellor and for the NHS and in private practice for the last 17 years.
I hold Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from University of Hertfordshire.
I have a commitment to my continuous personal and professional development and attend regular seminars and training courses.
I hold a Certificate of Competence in Person-Centred Counselling. I have extensive training in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I have had specific training to offer support to those who have suffered miscarriages or the loss of an infant from The Foundation of Infant Loss.
Accreditation & Registration
I am accredited and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. (www.bacp.co.uk)
WHAT TO DO NEXT
You may contact me for a telephone discussion (15 minutes) which is FREE.
You can text me or e-mail me to check anything out or to request an appointment.
One-to-one therapy sessions: £50 (via Zoom video Call or Telephone)
Couple therapy sessions: £60 - currently not available
Payment. Via bank transfer 48 hours prior to therapy session.
Cancellations: Cancellations with less than 48 hours' notice will incur the full charge if they cannot be rescheduled within the week.
I currently offer video call or telephone sessions only.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Mobile: 0791 937 1663
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.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Day time and evenings
Due to lockdown, I am currently only working online or via telephone.