I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist working in the Cheltenham area as well as globally via my online service. I work with teenagers and adults, providing a safe place for you to be heard. I believe the most important aspect of working with my clients is connection. If you feel connected to me then we can build a relationship based on trust which can lead to healing, growth and personal development.
I am trained in several aspects of counselling and I use the method I feel will work best with whatever is brought into the session. If you want to know why you feel anxious we can delve into your life in an attempt to find answers. If you want to know how to feel less anxious we can work together to find solutions that will work for you. If you are grieving we can work towards healing and acceptance. If you are angry we find ways to understand your behaviour and help you to be less angry. If you find it difficult to connect to others, or keep a relationship going we can look at the past, present or future in an attempt to help you move forward. I believe we all have the answers but sometimes need help to uncover them and make sense of how to use the answers effectively to change aspects of your life that could be working better for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working as a psychotherapist for over 8 years in my private practice. I obtained a bachelor degree in Counselling and Human Change in Sydney, Australia. I have a diploma in Hypnotherapy and I am also an NLP Practitioner.
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
Monday to Friday - various session times
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their code of ethics. I am fully insured.