If you are reading this page the chances are you are seeking some help or support, either for yourself or for some one you know. Choosing who to work with can seem like a daunting prospect. I hope my words below help you to decide if I am right for you.
Many people are feeling anxious these days, whether they are on the front line helping to keep us safe or facing isolation at home. Collectively we are being asked to face our fears and carry on, but you do not have to do it alone. I am offering on-line therapy via zoom, so we can still see and hear each other, even if we can't meet right now.
Perhaps you were already dealing with anxiety or depression, perhaps you feel as though part of you is missing, lost sometime ago almost unnoticed. Perhaps you are fading in a relationship or job or life that doesn't suit your Soul. You may feel depressed, scared, anxious or heart broken, yet aware of a yearning to feel better.
My approach is gentle but effective. Together we will listen for your quiet inner voice and together we will interpret its message. I work with a range of issues and concerns which are listed below. You may not know exactly what the matter is; some people are simply aware that they are dissatisfied with their life or are feeling sad. We may touch into a whole range of emotions as we work such as anger, sadness or grief, we may even laugh together and feel joyful. All emotions are welcome, please bring them.
I am a psychotherapist and psychotherapeutic counsellor. I draw on psychotherapy theory and emerging science and, if you are willing to, we could also draw on more creative approaches such as dream work, stories, movement or drawing, which can help us to reconnect to whatever we are being called to do. I will work with you to explore and enquire into the nature of the issues you bring and help you to release yourself from their power or, if necessary, help you to accept their place in your life. With some inner work and some time, you can heal from your wounds; you can feel better. You can thrive.
Our first session will be an assessment session for which I offer a discounted price, this allows us both to get a better idea of how we could work together and the nature of the issues that you bring. We can also think about whether short term or open ended therapy would suit you best and arrange a time for us to meet each week. I then charge £60-£70 per session. I also offer lower cost places for those on a low household income.
I also offer individual and group supervision to counsellors, psychotherapists and students in training at a recognised training centre. Please contact me directly for further information including fees.
I am a registered member of UKCP and I abide by their ethical framework for good practice - this framework sets out how I should work in order to keep you safe and our work effective.
Please contact me if you would like any further information or if you would like to make an appointment. I would like to help you if I can.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered member of UKCP
7 years as a mental health policy lead for Government working on acute trauma, complex trauma, and access to mental health for vulnerable groups.
1 year working as a health and mental health policy lead for Government working on increasing access to treatment for those who are homeless
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy (Re-Vision)
Diploma in Counselling (Re-Vision)
M.A. Social Policy
B.A. (Hons) Social Policy
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Loss of Meaning
- The search for Joy
- I work with people whose past or present is preventing their future
Concessions offered for
I charge £45 for an initial meeting and £60 - £70 per session thereafter.
I have lower cost appointments for those who need and would benefit from this option. For example for those requiring short term therapy I offer 6 sessions for £35 per session or for those who require longer term therapy who are on a low income we could negotiated a fee starting at around £50 per session.
Please contact me directly if you would like to discuss this.
Some evening appointments are available.
I am offering all clients Video or Telephone appointments until face to face meetings are again possible.
Morning, Afternoon & Evening appointments.
Video or Telephone appointments available for those who have employment, caring or physical reasons that makes accessing the clinic difficult.
I am currently offering low cost supervision to newly qualified counsellors and psychotherapists.