When we are suffering, it can often feel like there is no way out. The feelings we experience tend to obscure any possible value that may be contained in what we are going through. Hard as it is to believe at the time, our periods of so-called darkness often contain great gifts. It is not for nothing that well-worn phrases such as ‘it is darkest before dawn’ and ‘wake-up call’ have been coined.
Whether you are suffering or not, I aim to provide a secure space where you can feel safe to explore whatever you wish to bring to therapy. As an integrative therapist, I work using a variety of methods, but whatever the method that suggests itself, the intention of the therapy is to facilitate that within you which 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
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.