People seek therapy for different reasons, life issues, trauma due to mental or physical events, loss of a loved one, a breakdown of a relationship. Therapy is a route to discover ways of managing.
My earlier career involved working with children and young adults for 14 years. This experience stirred my interest in how people behave within relationships and the question of ‘how to help break the cycle of behaviour?’ led me to change my course of work. I now work with couples and individuals who require help in many areas but I am passionate about working with couples who find it challenging to relate to each other and individuals who experience trouble in forming and maintaining relationships. Sometimes it can be difficult to hear one another and you are unable to express your concerns.
I offer a relaxed, compassionate and safe space where you can explore your difficulties and begin to understand your past behaviours and how they link to present day anxieties and feelings of depression. Through the therapy you will develop a greater sense of awareness and develop your approach to life and its challenges in a way that provides confidence and change.
I am experienced at working with couples who are struggling to stay together or trying to part amicably. I work with couples who experience issues on becoming parents (fertility/adoption) or with those who find it difficult to make the decision to parent because of their own past experiences.
Parents, Teenagers and Young People
I am experienced at working with young people between the ages of 4 and 19 who are struggling with a variety of issues such as anxiety, bereavement, being in care/adopted, eating disorders, identity, school, self esteem, self harm and sexuality.
I provide a confidential and safe space for you to explore the issues that may be affecting you as an individual or as a couple. There can sometimes be a great sense of relief in talking about something that may have disabled you for some time. The work we do together can enable you to enhance your wellbeing and think about your relationships and how you contribute to them.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at Tavistock Relationships (formerly The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships) attaining the Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Couple and Individual Psychotherapy and Counselling. I am a Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), and fully comply with its Ethical Framework.
In addition to seeing clients privately, I also work with staff and clients at a Mental Health Charity. I have extensive experience working within an infant school with children who experience social and emotional difficulties. I also work with children and parents who experience challenging family dynamics.
I undertake regular clinical supervision and ensure that I continue to enhance my knowledge and skills by participating in regular continued professional development events and trainings.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- New Parents
- Decisions about becoming a parent
- Parenting difficulties
- Thinking about retirement
- I offer short term or long term therapy: regular attendance (usually weekly).
- Rates vary for individual and couple work.
- I offer a limited number of low fee sessions for those on lower incomes.
I currently have sessions available on Tuesday evenings between 6.00pm - 8.00pm and Friday mornings.
Areas I work with:
- Anxiety and panic
- Bereavement and grief
- Family Issues
- Living with disability, long-term health problems, or terminal illness
- Parenting/ step parenting
- Relationship Issues
- Sexual and/or Physical Abuse in Childhood
- Sexuality and Sexual issues
- Work related issues