I am a qualified, UKCP registered, Integrative Psychotherapist. I have a private practice in Solihull on the South Birmingham/Warwickshire border, offering short-term and long-term counselling and psychotherapy for individuals.
I work with people experiencing difficulties such as stress, anxiety, depression, low self-worth and self-confidence, family issues, work-related issues (e.g. burnout, imposter syndrome), relationship difficulties and health concerns, as well as other life challenges.
Drawing on both my professional background and many years of rigorous study and practice of psychotherapy, I have cultivated a capacity to listen and think at a deep level, enabling me to ask precise questions through compassionate challenge and respectful inquiry. I combine these skills with a warm, perceptive and empathic manner which can enable you to develop greater awareness, insight and opportunities for change.
How I work
At the heart of my practice is a belief in the importance of the therapist-client relationship. I therefore provide a compassionate and emotionally safe space for us to explore whatever challenges you may be facing. Through our mutual commitment and collaborative way of working, we will be able to make sense of what you are feeling, so you can gain a deeper understanding of yourself, make different life choices and find new ways of coping and responding to your current difficulties. Therapy provides an opportunity for you to reflect upon what is troubling you, away from the distractions of everyday life.
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Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc Integrative Psychotherapy (Metanoia Institute)
- Clinical Diploma in Psychotherapy (Metanoia Institute)
- Clinical Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (Metanoia Institute)
I have been trained in a range of psychotherapeutic approaches and am able to tailor my way of working to fit your specific needs. I draw on developmental, relational and analytic approaches looking at the patterns we get stuck in and how these relate to our past experiences. I have experience of working with clients from all walks of life and social and cultural backgrounds. I have also worked in corporate environments for over 20 years, across a range of sectors. From my time working with Board Members and Lawyers in a national firm, I have first-hand experience of the psychological pressures working in a demanding, high-achieving, professional environment can bring.
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).
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