These are challenging times. Many of us are suffering like never before. Accentuated feelings of anxiety in a world that has never felt so uncertain. Feelings of isolation and abandonment can arise which can make it difficult for us to connect with others, to reach out for the human warmth that is food to our spirit. These feelings can deceive us into believing that we don’t deserve the support that we need.
I wish to provide you with a space, often difficult to find in our busy, survival-based existence, where you can find both support and room to explore your own life, with all the insights which this process can bring. As an integrative therapist, I have trained in several modalities, but ultimately it is the heart that guides me. We will work together to facilitate that within you which is resilient and has the capacity for transformation. It is this faith in our innate potential as human beings that I keep at the heart of the therapy I offer.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Certificate in Fundamentals of Counselling and Psychotherapy
- BA (Hons)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Education
I am a fully qualified and accredited psychotherapist and counsellor. I have worked both in private practice and for several established charities. Having had long careers both in teaching and in broadcast media, I also have an understanding of the stresses and challenges involved in those professions.
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 (UKCP)
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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Areas of counselling I deal with
£80.00 per session
£80. Free initial telephone consultation.
Although my fee is £80, I appreciate that these are challenging times and I am always open to reducing my fee if there is a need.
Before we decide to work together, I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation to address any concerns you may have about entering therapy and to gauge whether I am the right person to help you.