I offer a safe and confidential space to facilitate exploration and promote insight and personal growth. Everyone is unique and so everything that is brought into therapy is treated with care, respect and confidentiality.
My approach towards therapy is integrative, drawing on the theory and practice of existential therapy, cbt and psychoanalytic therapy. I believe that therapy should aim towards increasing self-knowledge and attaining clarity over our feelings, intentions and tendencies. By becoming more aware of the challenges we experience and how we respond to them, we also become more able to identify alternative ways of looking at them and addressing them.
I have experience in a variety of settings and I am accustomed to working in both long-term/open-ended and short-term therapy contracts. Issues we can explore together in therapy include anxiety, low mood/depression, lack of meaning, low self-esteem and relationship issues, to name a few.
Currently, alongside my private practice, I also work as a Senior Counsellor in a national counselling service.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).
My training has included obtaining a BSc in Psychology, an MSc in Psychology and Psychotherapy, a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Certificate course, as well as completing further training in areas such as Mindfulness and Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am currently working as a Senior Counsellor in a national counselling service as well as in private practice. Over the years I have worked in a number of different settings including charities and private clinics.
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
Lack of meaning