I have worked in the field of psychological therapies since 2001 establishing a private practice in 2005 whilst working for mental health organisations.
I am a qualified integrative psychotherapist and clinical supervisor.
I offer personal therapy for individuals and couples aged 18+ requiring short or long term interventions and I am based in the Norton area.
I also have experience in providing both individual and group clinical supervision of varying experience; from student therapist to the experienced clinician.
My specialist areas include mental health and emotional well-being, victim support, anger management, bereavement as well as working within primary care and (EAP) workplace services providing therapy to staff in NHS, Local Authority, Police and Schools.
My approach is primarily person-centred and gestalt psychotherapy whilst incorporating cognitive behavioural therapy, transactional analysis and brief/solution focused therapy. An approach will be adapted towards your needs and your presenting issues.
I believe and have the faith in that wherever we are in life there is always a way forward for us. Sometimes we need just a little support and a guiding hand.
'Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light'.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in person-centred counselling (2005)
- Post graduate level diploma in gestalt psychotherapy (2015)
- Diploma in integrative supervision (2018)
- OCCNER solution focused therapy
- BACP accredited member
- I am committed to ongoing personal and professional development
- 7 years working within a community mental health setting/individual counselling/group work/clinical supervision
- 4 years working for victim support including domestic/sexual violence
- Volunteered for CRUSE bereavement care
- 12 years primary care/workplace counselling/clinical supervision
- Anger management in HMP and community setting
- 13 years individual and group clinical supervision
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Mental health issues
Individual 35.00 per 50 minute session
Student 35.00 per 50 minute session
Emergency services/Forces and Ex Veterans 30.00 per 50 minute session
Couples 45.00 per 60 minute session
Clinical Supervision 45.00 per 60 minute session
Student Clinical Supervision 45.00 per 60 minute session (includes reports, letters and additional support as and when required, to support training)
Concessions offered for
Please contact me if you would like to arrange an initial appointment. This will give us an opportunity to meet, tell me what your needs are at this moment in time, as well as ask any questions you may have. We can then agree a date and time for your first therapeutic session should you decide to proceed.
If you do not see your concern on this list then still do give me a call and I will be happy to discuss it with you.
If I am unable to work with a particular issue, then I may be able to suggest someone who can.