Life can be hard! Life can feel overwhelming! It is so easy to feel that we don't have what it takes to come to terms with (and maybe sort out) our challenges!
The symptoms of your distress can show in a physical, emotional and psychological way, holding you back from leading a fulfilling and contented life. However, I believe that most people want to be content and have good and satisfying lives - though they may, unknowingly, not be doing things that serve them very well.
Though we cannot change difficult events in the past, we can work together to better understand and work through the challenges that you are experiencing in your life right now. Together, we can discover the patterns of negative behaviour and thoughts that may be leaving you feeling stuck, anxious or depressed.
How I work:
I see my job as helping you make sense of what you are doing, thinking and feeling with a view to choosing how to live your life better. I will help you sort out ways of dealing with your problems and help you feel more in control of your life.
I am interested in helping people to view their lives as a 'whole' (health, relationships, thoughts, creativity, sex, work etc.) not just as a problem or series of problems to be solved. In a safe and respectful space, my role is to help you try out new ways of being wholly who you are.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a U.K.C.P. accredited psychotherapist and I abide by their code of ethics. I am also an accredited civil mediator and psychometric test user.
I started my career working with people affected by homelessness and drug and alcohol addiction. Many of those clients had quite significant mental health problems but what became clear is that a few changes in habits and ways of thinking went a long way in improving the quality of their lives.
Since then, I have worked as a management and leadership trainer/coach and have been able to combine powerful psychological work with the practicalities of people wanting concrete solutions to immediate issues.
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
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
Concessions offered for
My fees are £65.00 per session payable per session or in blocks
I can be flexible with the timing of sessions and work most weekday evenings