Hello and welcome to my profile. I would like to offer a short introduction about myself and my counselling work so that you may find your search more informing.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc Counselling
- MSc Psychology
- Psychiatric Liaison
- Mental Health Unit
- Home Treatment Team
- Crisis Hub
- Accidents and Emergencies
- HMP Prison service
- Children's Charity
- Women's Charity
How I work?
I have been trained as an integrative practitioner where I draw upon different elements of specific theory in counselling and psychotherapy.
My passion is in psychoanalysis and I use some psychoanalytic concepts in the therapeutic work. I work using a relational psychoanalytic approach; looking at the early relational dynamics between child and parents, attachment styles, the developmental history of an individual and working with the concept of the unconscious mind. Psychoanalysis is known as the ‘talking cure’- I believe this helps clients have a deeper understanding of how their past shapes their present life.
I also have a keen interest in working with bereaved clients and those who have anxieties about death. I developed this interest after my time working in a hospice with palliative patients. I especially like to use the existential counselling model when working with this client group as this model provides an opportunity for deep and reflective exploration into the concept of death and beliefs in the afterlife. Many clients find the Existential model to be profound and meaningful when working through matters such as anxiety and loneliness. I also work briefly using CBT techniques.
I ask clients in the initial consultation session if they have a preferred model of working to see if I am able to offer this. If I do not work within a specific model I am happy to refer clients to colleagues who will be better suited.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
It is my hope that counselling can be affordable for everyone and anyone who seeks it.
Standard rate - £40 per session.
Student/low cost rate - please contact me to discuss.
Discussed upon consultation.
Please contact me via phone or email.