My Integrative Psychotherapeutic Approach provides a chance to explore whatever worries or difficulties your life brings.
The Integrative Psychotherapeutic approach utilises the combined approaches of specific approaches to therapy, enabling everyone to be considered for their own personal circumstances and individual needs as well as encompassing social, spiritual, physical, cognitive, and behavioural aspects of the individual effectively.
I will be working in partnership with you to create a safe and non-judgemental environment where you will feel able to talk about your worries. I will utilise my experience of integration to ensure that you achieve the best outcome by using specific approaches including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to tailor the therapy to your individual needs. My integrative approach also incorporates Theraplay and play therapy techniques which when working with both parents and children can assist in the re-building of difficult relationships.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a background in nursery nursing and Social Care before embarking on a career in Integrative Pyschotherapeutic Counselling. I have been in private practice for the last 8 years in Felixstowe and now moving practises to my new practice in Needham Market.
I undertook by BSc (Hons) in Integrative Counselling with Matrix College of Counselling and Pyschotherapy which is affiliated to Middlesex University and am accredited with UKCP. I am also a member of the BACP and BPS. I also hold an MSc (Hons) in Mental Health Psychology.
I am a therapeutic lead for a children’s home dealing with a wide range of issues for children who are Looked After.
I hold an enhanced DBS Certificate. I am committed to my own personal ongoing professional development and I attend various training and workshops. I fully adhere to the UKCP Ethical Framework and engage in regular supervision.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer an initial introductory session (half an hour) free of charge to assist you in the decision making of whether therapy is suited to you at this time, and whether we will be able to have a good working relationship to enable a good outcome.
My standard fees per hour are £45. Concessions are available for individuals who are students or in receipt of benefits.
I will always try to accommodate your time preferences and offer appointments during the day (Monday - Friday), evenings and Saturdays.
This approach is a relational methodology that addresses issues such as:
Depression or low mood
Social communication skills,
OCD, Personality disorders
Attachment deficits that affect the formation of relationships,
Addressing maladaptive behaviours,
Bereavement and Loss,
Trauma and its effects
Stress and panic attacks