I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. Drawing on various approaches including person-centred, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapy, I can be flexible in responding to your individual needs. I have 20 years experience working in the health and well-being sector. Currently, along with my private counselling practice, I work 3 days a week in palliative care.
How I work
I aim to create a safe and confidential space where you are able to access and express your feelings, where you will be heard, won’t be judged and can fully explore the ecology of your life.
I work collaboratively with you to bring aspects of yourself and your behaviour into awareness and to explore the factors that could be influencing your current experience. This process enables you to gain a different perspective on elements of your life that may be causing you distress or making you feel stuck, can help you to evaluate your experience differently and empower you to move forward towards your goals and a more harmonious existence.
Please call or email me and we can talk about what you want to get out of counselling, I can answer any questions and, if you are happy to move forward, we can arrange to work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Masters from the University of Roehampton in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have 20 years experience in the health and well-being sector and currently work in palliative care at St. Joseph's Hospice, as Lead Complementary Therapist.
Prior to that, I worked in the business for over 10 years.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I attend regular supervision and participate in continued professional development.
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.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £55 for a 50 min session (individuals).
I offer a free 15 minute assessment over the phone to discuss your needs and see if we can work together.