As an Integrative Psychotherapist I believe that there is no single approach that can treat each client in all situations. I believe we are all unique individuals and need to be treated as such. I will provide you with the time and space to explore the issues that are important to you. My aim is to enable you to learn more about yourself and the relationship you have with yourself and others. This awareness enables you to have a greater understanding of how you react in the world and the opportunity to change if you wish.
The sessions are 50-60 minutes in a relaxed and confidential atmosphere. They are not a question and answer session but a space for you to talk about what is important to you. I may ask questions but the aim of them will be to help you better understand what is going on for you. There are no 'right' or 'wrong' answers!
The first session is a space for you to tell me what you are hoping for from therapy and for me to explain how therapy may help you. The most important part of any therapy is the relationship between you and I, client and therapist. You need to feel that you can speak openly and honestly to me.
My website gives more insight into what to expect from therapy and please feel free to ring me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a UKCP accredited Integrative Psychotherapist and a registered member of BACP. I have worked extensively with private clients with a large range of issues as well as being a volunteer therapist at Teesside Hospise and working with addictions at Hambleton and Richmondshire Community Addiction Service.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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
£45 per session. An initial 30 minute consultation is available at £20. Payment is by BACS or cash.