I am an experienced BACP accredited Integrative therapist, this means that the approach I use is uniquely tailored to fit your needs and preferences session to session. Having worked as a senior therapist at the Priory Hospital and Wellbeing Centre I have extensive knowledge of supporting people with an array of difficulties, providing group and one-to-one therapy on a short- or long-term basis.
Therapy is immensely beneficial in providing a safe space to explore and express difficult thoughts and feelings. It can also provide an opportunity to explore how past experiences might be impacting the present and can be instrumental in uncovering and adjusting long-held self-limiting beliefs and behavioural patterns. This can bring about change, personal growth and lead to a much happier and productive life.
I also provide general Wellbeing Coaching which includes Stress Reduction Coaching and Return to Work Coaching. this is a shorter-term approach which is specifically focused on guiding individuals in the direction of improved and sustained mental wellbeing. This is achieved through enhanced self-awareness, the creation of value lead goals and strategies to optimise life balance. Wellbeing Coaching can be particularly useful for those who wish to focus on the here and now as a means of reducing stress and fatigue.
Currently sessions will be run online or over the telephone with the option of meeting for outdoor face to face sessions or ‘walk and talk’ sessions, weather permitting. The THRIVE therapy room is set in 4 acres of private woodland directly on the new forest, ideal for socially distanced walking or outdoor face to face sessions. .
If you would like to take the next step please feel free to contact me for an informal telephone consultation. You can also find further information at thrivetherapyservices.co.uk
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Training, qualifications & experience
Having originally graduated with an MSc in Psychotherapeutic Counselling from Staffordshire University I later completed an L5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Skills and Theory and a Diploma in Performance Coaching and NLP. In addition, I have undergone various training courses including Transactional Analysis (TA), Solution Focused Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy.
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
Stress Management Coaching
Stress is the number one reason for ill-health and accounts for over half of work absences in the UK. Health and Wellbeing is no longer just about how we eat and how much exercise we take, it’s now crucial in supporting mental, emotional and physical aspects of how we live our lives.
Are you tired of juggling to many plates, are you aware that your stress levels are becoming unmanageable, impacting all areas of your life. Maybe you need assistance in establishing improved life balance. Whatever the context, whether it be work related stress or heighten stressors in your relationships and personal life, THRIVE can help. Together we will review your stress triggers and learn to combat these to achieve long lasting personal change and positive mental wellbeing.
Return to work Coaching.
Maybe you are just about to return to work following a period of absence due to stress and burn-out. Are you terrified of falling back into familiar patterns, concerned about your ability to return to your role and the wider implications on your mental health? These sessions will specifically focus on increasing your awareness of contributing factors, enabling you to develop and implement new positive strategies towards ‘relapse prevention’.
Sessions are charged at a rate of £70 per 60-minute session. AVIVA, AXA PPP and Vitality Healthcare Insurance is accepted.