I am an Accredited Counsellor who is committed to a confidential, non-judgemental and respectful approach. I combine psychodynamic counselling and cognitive behavioural skills (CBT) to help clients overcome issues by introducing new positive feelings, thinking and behaviour patterns. Also incorporating reflective and reframing work to help clients gain new perspectives on their issues.
We will explore individual issues in detail to help clients understand any recurring patterns in their thinking and behaviour. Also discuss the influence and the impact of the clients childhood years to help build their self awareness. Use theories and concepts that can help in making these positive changes.
Psychodynamic counselling helps people review emotions, thoughts, early-life experiences, and their present-day problems to identify patterns they have developed over time. Recognising recurring patterns helps people see the ways in which they avoid distress or develop defence mechanisms as a way of coping so that they can take steps to change these patterns.
Psychodynamic Counselling works by bringing the unconscious thoughts and feelings to the surface. There is an emphasis on the influence of the past, and on recurring patterns of relationships. A difficult and painful situation in the present may have its roots in the past but the individual may not be aware of the connection.
CBT focuses on how a person’s thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes affect their feelings and behaviours.
During our counselling sessions we may consider your current difficulties in the context of past influences and experiences, exploring your childhood, significant relationships, beliefs and responses. You will be able to recognise more choices available to you in order to make changes now and in the future.
I have gained my counselling experience practicing in local community organisations. I also work closely with support services in Warwickshire and other regions.
I also have a professional and personal interest in addiction, including drugs, alcohol and gambling.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Counselling Concepts Certificate in Counselling Skills (Person Centred)
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Psychodynamic)
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Theory and Skills (CBT)
Foundation Degree in Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Children
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