I believe counselling and therapy is an important resource which can support you to look at what is troubling you and find a way through things which may feel hard to manage alone. It is an opportunity to look at your distress in the company of a trained empathetic professional, and can unveil your hope and new possibilities.
I provide a warm, welcoming, safe space in which you can be you, and be seen. I practice from a place of inclusion, which values uniqueness and diversity and I work relationally to understand how we impact one another. I am committed to making therapy accessible to the widest range of people possible. I work to make you feel welcome, as you.
I encourage you to be interested in yourself and how you are in the world. You will be able to increase your awareness of some of your stuck, outmoded patterns of behaving and start to notice and challenge the limiting beliefs you may hold about yourself. This can lead to changes in the way you live your day to day life and help you find more fulfilling ways of relating to other people. It can make you feel lighter and connect you to how it feels to live life more fully as yourself in touch with your own vitality and inner resources.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 15 years of work experience supporting people in different capacities with their mental health and at points of crisis in their life. This has led me to be deeply interested in what it is to be human. How we make connections with others. How we find a place of belonging and what makes for a meaningful life. I will aim to help you find a place of peace and connect with your vitality.
As a qualified integrative practitioner I draw on contemporary, research based theoretical approaches to understand your circumstances and feelings. I help you work through your life experiences and work collaboratively to enable you to connect with and understand yourself more fully. This is often empowering and life affirming.
I work using art based methods with those who are interested in exploring in this way, and would be happy to discuss this if it is of interest to you.
My life has brought me into contact with people from many walks of life. I have been inspired by and learnt from the differences and sameness we have found together. Over recent years I have developed a particular interest in working with the LGBTQ+ community and gender and relationship diversity.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fee is £75 for a 60 minute session.
I have a limited number of reduced fee places.
Concessions offered for
Due to Covid-19 lockdown restrictions I am currently offering online sessions. This can provide an important resource in circumstances in which isolation and uncertainty can increase our anxiety leading to depression and feelings which may be difficult to manage alone. On line sessions give us valuable support and let us pause and notice what we need.
It can fell daunting to start counselling or therapy and it is really important to find a therapist you can connect to and feel at ease with. If you want to find out more about what I offer please contact me to set up a free exploratory session in which I will walk you through what is entailed in working on line and for you to get a sense of how we might work together.
'Perhaps everything that frightens us is,
in its deepest essence,
something helpless that wants our
Rainer Maria Rilke