How I work - Once you have made the massive step to reach out, we will talk on the phone to arrange the first face to face/online meeting which will be an assessment. The assessment is where we will discuss how we can work together to improve your wellbeing, and set out a small plan that we will continue to work on throughout our time together.
Talking therapy is a two-way process whereby client and therapist both communicate as best they can to uncover the crux of each issue that arises. Therapy can be a difficult and challenging process. With an open and honest approach, I see clients able to understand themselves and their lives better after understanding how to communicate; this process begins in the therapy room and is carried through to their wider circles. Without understanding, there can be no progress. It is my honour to hear a client speak about what matters to them most and to help clients reach their goals.
It is key in my practice to harness critical thinking. This in no way means that I will think critically of any client, but I will work with clients to better understand their thought process and to help interpret their inner world so that they, in turn, can better understand themselves and their lives, in order to make changes that will help them feel good.
Within therapy, I help clients to look at what it is that they need to feel proud and be happy in their own skin, therefore, reaching their potential at a meaningful and content life. This is done with understanding, openness and without judgement.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Membership: British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy - Registered Member
- Advanced Diploma: Humanistic Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy - 2015
- Ba Hons: Psychology and Philosophy from Nottingham University - 2013
- Certificates in: Time-Limited Counselling & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Cost per Session: £55 - £75
Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Bank transfer & Cash
Accepted Insurance Plans: Vitality