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Integrative Psychotherapist (MSc, PGDip, DProf, MBACP Acc)

About me

Sometimes life isn't as easy as we would like it to be. Are you feeling anxious, stressed or overwhelmed? Do worries and negative thoughts stop you enjoying your life? Perhaps this is affecting your relationships and you have found yourself avoiding the things you used to enjoy. Perhaps you've had some difficult past experiences or have a long-term physical health condition that is preventing you from moving forward with your life. Do you doubt yourself and your abilities? Imagine how it would feel to wake up in the morning without that sense of dread. Therapy can offer you a safe and confidential space to explore and help to overcome your difficulties so you can start to lead the life you want.

Services and Approach

I am based in the Wolverhampton and South Staffordshire area and offer counselling and psychotherapy to adults aged 18+. I provide both short and long term therapy and my approach integrates a range of effective therapeutic techniques, tailored to my clients needs. As an integrative therapist I take the view there is no single approach that can treat each client and each person needs to be considered as an individual. My philosophy is that everybody is capable of change and has the potential to be the best they can be.

Background and Experience

I worked as a Registered Nurse in the NHS for almost twenty years and trained as an Integrative Psychotherapist in 2014, working in a range of settings including the NHS, with a range of psychological difficulties.

Psychological Issues and Speciality

I work with a range of psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, relationship difficulties, stress, and low self-esteem.

Whilst I work with this wide range of psychological issues, I have a specialist interest and training in working with clients with psychological difficulties related to long-term physical health conditions (including cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome/ME, chronic pain, heart/respiratory disease and diabetes) and medically unexplained symptoms.

Evidence-Based Psychological Therapies

I employ a range of evidence-based modalities and approaches which include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Attachment-based Psychotherapy, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

What to Expect Following Initial Contact

I offer a free confidential 15 minute telephone consultation where we can discuss your difficulties and see if the way I work will suit you. After making the initial contact, we will arrange a mutually convenient time for an initial consultation which carries no obligation to continue. This session will be 60 minutes and will give you an opportunity to get a sense of how I work as well as for us to gain a deeper understanding of the difficulties you are experiencing. It will also give you an opportunity to decide whether I am the right therapist for you, one of the most important elements of successful therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • Professional Doctorate (University of Wolverhampton, 2021)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, BACP Accredited (University of Derby, 2017)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, BACP Accredited (University of Derby, 2016)
  • University Diploma in Counselling Studies and Skills (University of Derby, 2015)
  • MSc Health and Social Care (Staffordshire University, 2013)
  • BSc (Honours) Clinical Specialist Nursing Practice (University of Wolverhampton, 2006)
  • Registered Nurse (1999)

Further Training

  • Certificate in Couples Counselling (Cherished Family Project)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Training (Swansea University)
  • Rewind Trauma Therapy (IARTT)
  • Clinical Supervision (APT Level 1)
  • Safeguarding Adults (Level 1, Level 2)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£80.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I offer a free and confidential 15 minute telephone consultation.

Initial consultation £80 for 60 minutes, this is an opportunity for us to meet and gain an understanding of your difficulties.

Therapy session £80 for 60 minutes, weekly, fortnightly sessions, long/short term therapy.

Couples session £100 for 60 minutes, weekly, and fortnightly sessions.

Further information

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP Accred) (Member No. 373201). I work within a strict professional code of ethical standards as set out of the BACP, which includes the principle of confidentiality. I engage in professional clinical supervision, according to BACP requirements. I also hold an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate. My practice is strongly committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Email contact is my preferred method of communication as often I am unable to answer the phone due to being in a session.

Wolverhampton, South Staffordshire, WV10

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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