I offer counselling and psychotherapy for individual adults and couples in a dedicated therapy room in the centre of Long Eaton. I work Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; daytime and some evenings.
I will invite you to speak with me and meet me for an initial assessment session before making a decision to work with me. I believe that a good fit or connection between therapist and clients can result in more positive outcomes and changes so it is important it feels right for you.
I work in a relational way that facilitates building openness and trust so that the issues you bring to therapy can be fully and safely explored and worked with together. I also work developmentally which means I aim to understand how past experiences influence us in the present. Sometimes this means remembering or talking together about painful events or things that have hurt you in the past. I believe this can be healing and help us understand and potentially change unhelpful patterns we may have in our life.
I have experience working with a wide range of issues that can impact our sense of personal wellbeing or ability to cope with day to day life; difficult relationships with family or a partner, work stress, ill health, disability, parenting or caring, anxiety, panic, stress, depression, fragile self processes or experience, loss/bereavement, fertility, living through change or with addiction, trauma or childhood abuse. I have done research into the experience of panic and am developing therapeutic workshops on anxiety and stress. I often use mindfulness, awareness of bodily experiences, and emotional focus in my work. I have a personal interest in spirituality and personal growth in long-term therapy.
I can work with student and trainee counsellors/psychotherapists up to masters level.
Training, qualifications & experience
Msc in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling (Sherwood Institute Nottingham and Coventry University).
BA(HONS) Applied Social Studies and Social Work (CQSW).
I have undertaken additional training in working with couples and relationships, 'Transgenerational Trauma' and Short-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
Before working as psychotherapist and counsellor I worked for over twenty years in the adult social care sector.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have experience and a particular interest in working with co-dependency.
£45.00 per hourly session for individuals
£80.00 per 90 minute session for couples
Please feel free to contact me by phone or email to discuss your needs or to find out more about working with me.