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Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, MBACP & UKCP.

About me

I am an Integrative and relational Psychotherapeutic counsellor offering brief or open-ending counselling. I have been trained in a number of different types of therapy.  However, I put our relationship as central to our work, so you can feel safe to explore what brings you to counselling.  I attune my approach to you and I am most influenced by Person-centred, Psychodynamic, Internal Family Systems & Body Psychotherapy.

I work with most areas of psychological struggle that result in us feeling ill at ease in the world, anxious, depressed, or stuck in grief.  However, my specialist areas of experience include pre and postnatal anxiety and depression.  I am also very interested in how mental health affects our physical wellbeing.

Whether you are curious to understand yourself and your behaviour in more depth, or in a place of despair, counselling can offer a safe space to be seen, heard, and understood. Together we can explore and understand feelings perhaps too confusing, conflicting, or overwhelming to do so alone.

As we build our relationship and you feel safer to explore difficult issues, energy and space can be restored to grow new more satisfying and authentic ways of being with ourselves, others and our experiences.

I offer a warm, safe and robust environment to explore these difficulties.  I also provide a gently challenging space to explore stuck feelings, but always with kindness, compassion and even humour.  We can grow and change and find new ways of functioning in the world that serve us more fully than perhaps outdated ways of thinking about ourselves and the world. I offer a space to explore how to grow when we have become stuck.

So whether you are struggling to function or hiding your pain, I am able to offer a safe space either online, (in-person in my private practice room - when lockdown is over) or outdoors for 'Walk and Talk' counselling. Please get in contact or look at my website for more details...

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • Professional Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Distinction).
  • BA(Hons)
  • Qualified Teacher Status

Training

I am continually training and developing my skills as part of my commitment to be an ethical practitioner in line with BACP & UKCP requirements. Here are some of the courses I have attended

  • Working Online
  • Working with Trauma & Shame
  • Working with Sexual abuse & Coercive control
  • Brief Therapy
  • Working therapeutically outdoors
  • Time-Limited Counselling
  • Existential Counselling
  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems

Experience

  • Working with mothers with PND
  • NHS Brief counselling
  • Private Practice

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£50 Per 50 min session

When I work

Mon - Thurs 10am - 3.30 pm

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults