I provide a safe, confidential, inspiring environment and can provide unique support through your journey to positivity and well-being. I will facilitate hope, emotional support and recovery.
I became a psychotherapist in the view of positively contributing my support to anyone who has experienced trauma, loss and grief, or any negative, unpleasant or confusing life experiences.
My objective is to move you forward into experiencing a better quality of life for yourself and subsequently positively affecting people surrounding you now and in the future.
To do this, I believe in working collaboratively with you, using a wide spectrum of psychotherapy not just rigidly applying one form but recognising and applying only relevant techniques unique to you.
Reality is perceived differently by everyone as our experiences and interpretations are unique therefore your treatment plan should complement this awareness.
I will appreciate your pace and level of understanding required for the therapeutic change to occur and appropriately apply interventions and skills according to your absorption and motivation.
I am willingly bound by the content of the BACP ethical framework.
Not seeking help for your own well-being can have a devastating effect on your life and subsequently on the lives of your family, friends and other people with whom you have contact with and who do not understand what you are actually going through.
I can help to restore your self-esteem, hope and facilitate a realistic pathway to feeling better. I can teach strategies and techniques which will help you to achieve and maintain a better quality of life.
I will facilitate positive change by providing a safe, confidential, non-judgemental and trusting relationship and environment in order to identify and explore;
- Current thought patterns/negative thoughts
- Triggers for negative thoughts and feelings
- Unhelpful beliefs and negative predictions.
I provide structure and realistic collaborative goal setting for you. I can also help to show you that it is possible to have control over your thoughts which may subsequently have an adverse effect on your feelings and behaviour. I will give you the tools to help identify and change unhelpful or disruptive thoughts and actions, thus promoting the prospect of long term contentment with minimal chance of regression.
After just a few session, you can start to feel empowered, get your identity back and be able to make rational, positive and informed decisions.
Your journey starts here…
Training, qualifications & experience
- Practitioner Diploma in CBT
- Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Transactional Analysis, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
- Intermediate Certificate Course in Counselling Skills (including Loss & Grief)
- Counselling Children and Young People
- Safe professional and effective practice for counsellor & psychotherapist
- Play therapy / Sand-Tray therapy
- Starting to work creatively with clients
- Addiction – What is it and how to work with it
- Pain Management
- The BACP Individual Member (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy)
- The National Counselling Society Accredited Member
- Psychotherapist for OACS since January 2015
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
Individuals - £45 per 50 minute session
Couples - £55 per 50 minute session
Evenings and weekends