Everybody's family is a bit dysfunctional right? That's what you tell yourself anyway, when your heart sinks as 'Mum' appears on your phone. And you're ok now anyway. Well, mostly. You have a good job, friends, you go out. You're a proper adult and you have the Valentino shoes to prove it. Except late at night your brain starts whispering ‘you don’t belong, your life’s a mess, nobody will ever really love you’. Your carefully curated life feels fragile. You fear it’s only a matter of time until your adult card is revoked.
Although you try your best to hide it, you secretly long for someone to save you. You have not found your saviour and you pretend to be less desperate than you feel, feigning indifference. Dates are tiring. Did you say the wrong thing? Were you too honest? Should you have hidden the crazy a bit better? Did you drink too much? The truth is you still feel like you're winging it and you're not where you want to be.
You need someone who sees past your bravado to the flicker of sadness that you're constantly holding at bay. Trying to figure this out by yourself is no longer an option and it's time to stop pretending everything is okay, I offer online sessions via Zoom so you can get the best therapist for you instead of the closest. Book a free initial call via my website www.exploreyourmind.co.uk/book-now
Training, qualifications & experience
I took a counselling skills course at Metanoia Institute in London before undertaking a 4 year post graduate diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy. I'm UKCP accredited which means the UKCP check that I meet their high standards.
I've had additional training in sexual abuse and abusive relationships, trauma and cptsd (complex trauma). Childhood trauma and CPTSD are my specialist areas of interest.
I've had a lot of personal therapy to help me differentiate my 'stuff' and your 'stuff'. You don't need to worry about whether you're sharing too much or if I'll be ok. I'm happy for you to tell me as much as you feel comfortable. Whether you want to talk about dying, feeling suicidal or why you feel like a failure, I'm happy to listen.
The most important indicator of success in therapy is how you connect to your therapist. I want you to find the right person and if that's not me, I'll see if I can direct you towards someone who can help.
I'm LGBTQIA affirmative, neurodivergent inclusive and committed to anti racism work.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
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
C-PTSD, CPTSD, Complex trauma, developmental trauma,
£110.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
I charge £110 per 50 minute session.
I'm a registered provider with Aviva. Please check your policy if you would like to use your insurance.
When I work
I currently have limited availability to take on new clients. I work Monday, Wednesday, Friday morning and afternoons. I work online via Zoom. Clients attend weekly or twice per month.
My practice is LGBTQIA affirming and neuro diverse inclusive. I am committed to anti racism work. I work online via Zoom, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am-3pm.