Finding a therapist starts with you and your needs. You may arrive with a sense of overwhelm, loss or anxiety, perhaps desiring change but without knowing how or believing you can. We can work together to explore how you feel, think and behave, and find a way to begin your healing.
I am a Person-Centred Psychotherapist and Counsellor, able to offer a range of short and long term work to clients who are facing a difficulty in their life and ability to function, or a desire to understand themselves better. I believe that we all have the potential to grow and heal, but that when we are interrupted by anxiety, trauma, loss or low self-esteem, that capacity seems an impossibility. With the help of a compassionate but objective relationship in therapy, we can work together to bring you back to your authentic self. I will provide an open, safe and non-judgemental environment for us to work in, all I ask is that you bring a commitment to be actively curious about yourself and your circumstances.
I am able to work with adults and older teenagers (16+), as well as those training to be psychotherapists themselves. I have a broad experience of short and long term work, presenting issues and ages, diagnoses and personalities. For me, the most important element of therapy is the capacity to build a relationship together, and the shared belief that change is possible. I work with what you choose to bring; what I bring to the relationship is myself and my expertise in therapy. You remain the expert in your own life and able to make the changes you seek.
Following an inquiry from you, I will arrange an initial session to find out more about you and your needs, and to allow you to consider if I am the right therapist for you. We will then contract to work together, usually weekly, at a time that suits us both.
I consider myself a research-practitioner, in that I am seeking to explore how therapy and clients work on theoretical as well as personal levels. I also provide academic supervision for trainee therapists and counsellors. For more information, please see my website.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed my Psychotherapy training (MSc, Level 7) at the Sherwood Institute in Nottingham with Distinction. I am a registered member of the UKCP, a member of BACP (MBACP), and a Graduate member of SPTI. I am insured to work online and face to face, and have several supervisory relationships to help me safeguard my practice and clients. I am currently working mostly online due to Covid-19, reintroducing face to face sessions from the end of June.
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.
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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
I charge £50 per session, with a reduced rate for students and those in psychotherapy training of £40.
I have a range of appointments available on weekdays, including early morning and after work sessions. I have limited face to face availability on Thursdays.