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MSC, BACP

About me

I am an Integrative Psychotherapist, I offer a safe space enabling you to explore the issues that you want to bring.

I form partnerships with clients to optimise health and well-being through developing and sustaining positive mindsets. I help my clients enhance their self-motivation and self-regulation and assist to lever strengths, navigate the journey of change, and build psychological resources.

I have experience in working with anxiety, depression, bereavement and childhood trauma.

If you have any questions about how I may be able to help you, or would like to book a session with me, then please get in touch today. You can call me on 07796956745 or send me an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

In addition to private practice, I also work within the secondary care NHS service providing psychodynamic psychotherapy to those referred for complex psychological problems. I also with within a bereavement counselling service within a charity.

Qualifications:

  • Post graduate diploma in Psychotherapy & Counselling, Regent's University, London.
  • Diploma in Resilience Coaching
  • Biofeedback practitioner
  • Certificate in couples counselling

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.

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Further information

Sexual trauma for women

I also have experience in working with Women and chidlhood sexual trauma. I currently work in private practice and within a specialist NHS psychotherapy service for women providing long term psychodynamic psychotherapy to survivors of childhood sexual abuse and trauma.

Bereavement

I am working within a bereavement service in a charity.

Bereavement, grief and loss can cause many different symptoms and they affect people in different ways. There's no right or wrong way to feel.

As well as bereavement, there are other types of loss such as the end of a relationship or losing a job or home.

Some of the most common symptoms include:

shock and numbness – this is usually the first reaction to loss, and people often talk about "being in a daze"
overwhelming sadness, with lots of crying
tiredness or exhaustion
anger – towards the person you've lost or the reason for your loss
guilt – for example, guilt about feeling angry, about something you said or did not say, or not being able to stop your loved one dying
These feelings may not be there all the time and powerful feelings may appear unexpectedly.

It's not always easy to recognise when bereavement, grief or loss are the reason you're acting or feeling differently.

Couples counselling

One of the main areas of difficulty in relationships is communication. I have some very useful strategies to help you communicate more effectively with your partner, openly and honestly, minimising stress and arguing. Remember, all relationships provide opportunities for growth..
I work together with couples explore their relationship dynamics in order to identify where unhelpful patterns may have evolved..Typically relationships struggle to thrive when significant emotional, physical and/or sexual needs are not being met, or there is lack of intimacy or trust. Infidelity may have occurred and questions around the level of fulfillment arisen.

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Additional languages

French

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