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About me

I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist, UKCP registered, BACP accredited and registered, working in private practice since 2011. My approach is transpersonal integrative.

It is important that you can trust and feel relaxed with the counsellor or therapist you choose. You need this especially when you are going through painful and difficult times, and when you'd like things to change for you in someway. Through counselling you can find some relief through being heard in a non-judgemental space. You choose what to talk about and go at your own pace. I will give you support through listening with empathy and working with you to understand what is happening for you.

I appreciate it takes courage to begin a journey like this. Together we can find your way.

My approach is integrative, so I will adapt my work with you to suit your particular needs by drawing from different theoretical understandings. These include:

Soul, a transpersonal understanding of the field dynamics of consciousness, this theoretical frame asks I trust that all events and experiences can be opportunities for meaning making. In particular soul is found in what limits, slows, frustrates, obstructs and is unwanted. If we can take our time these experiences are an invitation into deeper relating, understanding and compassion.

Often this calls for more embodiment, trusting our instinctive, or gut knowing, and bearing mindfully with our direct experience. This requires us to describe phenomena without reaching for premature explanations, and staying with what-is becomes the creative ground for meaning making.

I am interested in archetypal psychotherapy and radically staying with the sense within each character in a story (personal/historical/mythic). By deeply inhabiting each character within their own realm we are naturally confronted with a radical responsibility for intentions, actions and consequences.

Archetypal psychotherapy is a way of understanding all events can be experienced as if something was imagined or dreamed. This encourages us to explore associations and intuitions about everyday life, often drawing out richer, more satisfying, enlivening responses.

Psychosynthesis is a theory and method which imagines the mind (Psyche) has different parts that haven't necessarily learnt to get along yet. The parts represent our different wants, needs and beliefs. Usually when a part of us wants something new it can feel exciting and adventurous, there may be other parts that feel frightened or unsure or critical about something new happening. The coming together of the parts (synthesis) comes as we take the time to learn about all of ourselves and then learn how to include these different wants, needs and beliefs more.

I also use mindfulness exercises, these train us to notice where we are comfortable to give our full attention and where we want to ignore what is happening. The more we are aware of the more choice we have about how we respond to our thoughts, feelings and other people. Mindfulness helps us appreciate and enjoy life more and supports us in times of uncertainty.

I see therapeutic relating as intersubjective, and honest heartfelt relating as the ground of significant creative healing.

I understand difference and diversity through a frame of intersectionality, and the systemic nature of prejudice and unconscious bias. I am particularly interested in gender, sexuality and relationship diversity; queer spirituality; and supporting racial equality and justice through white affinity groups.

For more information about me, my approach to counselling, psychotherapy, and current availability please see my webpage

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Graduate Diploma in Transpersonal Integrative Psychotherapy 2020

Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis Counselling 2011

UKCP registered

BACP registered and accredited

I trained at Re-Vision

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

£60 for an hour session,

I offer
open ended sessions working at psychological depth,
&
time limited counselling

When I work

Monday 9am to 2pm; Tuesday 5.30pm to 9pm; Wednesday 2pm to 9pm; Friday 9am to 5pm

Further information

I am currently seeing clients online via zoom or Skype

I am constantly reviewing the suitability and appropriateness of meeting in person.

for further information please go to my website www.aprioritherapy.co.uk

9 Manor Gardens, London, N7 6LA

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Groups

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I am a supervisor currently completing a UKCP accredited post graduate diploma in supervision, with the training organisation ReVision which is accredited by both BACP and UKCP.

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