Are you tired of repeating old patterns?
Do you find that relationships are hard work?
Are you sick of feeling stuck and unhappy?
Does change feel frightening?
I get it.
Whether you are taking this step alone or together with your partner, I am here to help.
I am currently working exclusively online.
Are you feeling lonely and long for closer connections? Are you suffering from anxiety, nightmares and flashbacks due to past trauma? Do you suffer from low mood or find work stressful? I can help.
Together we think about your past and present to make the changes you wish to see in your future self. You might just want a space to feel safe to explore your feelings and wishes without judgement. Or to find your way of making more meaningful connections in life. Perhaps you feel it is time to invest in your own wellbeing.
Do you constantly argue and find little time to enjoy each other? Is it difficult to speak about sex and desire? Are the children taking up all your energy and you have no time for each other? Do you feel you no longer know each other? Do you want to open up your relationship but struggle with feelings of jealousy? I can help.
Thinking with a third person present is sometimes what makes the difference. Together we will untangle your individual histories and your history together as a couple. We will make connections to the here and now to think about what you wish for the future.
Finding a therapist can be a daunting task, particularly finding someone who will understand you. I am an experienced psychotherapist working with individuals and couples.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at Tavistock Relationships, a renowned institution specialising in relationship therapy since 1948. I hold a Postgraduate Diploma and a Masters in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from Tavistock Relationships. I also hold a diploma in systemic therapy (Intermediate level).
Alongside seeing couples and individuals in private practice, I work as a visiting clinician at Tavistock Relationships.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP) and I abide by the BACP code of ethics and professional standards. I hold an enhanced DBS check.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My first session
We all carry our own history and backgrounds and you might worry that I will not understand you. Opening up can feel difficult and it takes time to develop a trusting relationship. I want to create an open atmosphere of trust and safety. I have worked with individuals and couples from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. My own experiences have taught me how easy it is to feel out of place and different, regardless of it being because of your sexuality, culture, race, ethnicity, age, ability or any other visible and invisible differences. I will show you respect and meet you with an open mind. I am not here to judge but to help you understand yourself better.
An initial consultation, lasting 50 minutes, provides space for you to mention your concerns, and for us to think together about your situation. After discussing your current circumstances, we will consider your background(s), including family and relationship histories, in order to get a fuller picture of your situation. The consultation also offers an opportunity for you to ask questions. Together, we will see if I am the right person to help you.