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Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, MBACP

About me

I am an experienced and fully qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist, working with individuals aged 18 years and over offering a safe and supportive place in which to talk about your difficulties and concerns.

The sessions take place in a private and confidential setting in the centre of Bath where you can begin to explore what might be troubling you, or causing you distress and suffering, or preventing you from experiencing life to the full. Together we can take time to focus on what’s important for you, we will try to make sense and understand what may be happening to you and think about the changes you want to make.

Therapy starts with an initial session or sessions to discuss what’s on your mind and how therapy could work for you. In these first sessions we can consider what might be bringing you to therapy and whether we feel we can work together. Research shows that the quality of the relationship between therapist and client has an important part to play in therapy being effective.

Starting therapy can be a daunting experience and it can be difficult to know what to expect. If you’re looking for a psychotherapist or counsellor in Bath, please contact me to discuss your concerns in confidence.

People seek counselling or psychotherapy for a range of emotional difficulties and problems and I have worked with people to help them in areas like:

  • Feeling anxious or stressed
  • Feeling sad, depressed or low in mood
  • Experiencing relationship difficulties with partners or family
  • Feeling stuck or with a lack of direction or sense of purpose in life
  • Lacking in confidence and self-esteem
  • Having difficulties in work or education
  • Experiencing difficulties sexually
  • Being troubled by things in one’s past
  • Suffering loss or bereavement
  • Being troubled by difficult or uncomfortable thoughts and feelings
  • Feeling overwhelmed by life
  • Feeling concerned about growing older.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at WPF in London, one of the UK's leading training and clinical institutions for counselling and psychotherapy, a highly regarded organisation which offers one of the most rigorous trainings available. I hold the following qualifications;

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice (University of Roehampton)
Qualification in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (WPF Therapy)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (WPF Therapy)

I work according to the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and FPC (The Foundation for Psychotherapy & Counselling), which includes regular supervision with a senior colleague and attending courses and further training to remain up to date with developments in the field.

I have a background in the creative arts and charity sector, including many years’ experience working in the areas of housing, homelessness, learning disabilities and with young people. Throughout my training and beforehand, I have had many years of personal psychotherapy and have an understanding of what it can feel like to be in therapy.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

• Feeling anxious or stressed
• Feeling sad, depressed or low in mood
• Experiencing relationship difficulties with partners or family
• Feeling stuck or with a lack of direction or sense of purpose in life
• Lacking in confidence and self esteem
• Feeling lonely
• Having difficulties in work or education
• Experiencing difficulties sexually
• Being troubled by things in one’s past
• Suffering loss or bereavement
• Being troubled by difficult or uncomfortable thoughts and feelings
• Feeling overwhelmed by life
• Feeling concerned about growing older

Fees

£48.00 per session

Additional information

Sessions last for 50 minutes.

When I work

I am currently available.

The Abbey Practice, 15a Cheap Street, Bath, BANES, BA1 1NA

Bath, Somerset, BA2

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults