In my practice, my aim is to provide a safe place where we can explore whatever you struggle with at your own pace. I also believe that a trusting relationship, built upon authenticity and free from preconceptions and judgment, is an essential ingredient in any work we do together.
Of particular interest to me are developmental issues, those events big and small that shape who we are and how we respond to situations in our adult lives. Perhaps you have developed ways of being that no longer serve you and hold you back in some way. Looking at your childhood can give insight and understanding which can be the first step to making the changes you want in your life.
I am able to use a variety of techniques in our sessions to focus on what works best for you. We might explore feelings through movement, or work with dreams, creative imagination or Gestalt methods. We might use techniques from Internal Family Systems, EMDR or CBT.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered and accredited member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and an accredited member of the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy). I received a post graduate diploma in counselling and psychotherapy from the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE) in London. As part of my training, I completed a psychiatric observational placement with Bedfordshire Mental Health and Wellbeing Services, which gave me valuable insight into the NHS mental health services.
I currently see clients in Milton Keynes at The Practice MK and have experience helping people with a range of issues including addiction, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, stress and bereavement to name only a few. I have volunteered at various Milton Keynes and Northampton charities offering both short and long term sessions to their clients.
I facilitated a weekend workshop to explore the therapeutic use of tarot and how tarot ties in with Jungian concepts, such as archetypal images and creative imagination. The workshop focused on how tarot reflected Jung’s ideas when used to explore our inner worlds.
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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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Tuesday to Thursday, daytime and early evening
I work with individuals and couples and am able to offer online sessions.