I am an experienced, UKCP qualified and accredited psychotherapist/counsellor working with both, individuals and couples. My training as an Integrative Psychotherapist draws from a variety of relational psychotherapy approaches and holds the philosophy that change can happen within the therapeutic relationship.
How I work
Talking about our experiences, thoughts and feelings which are impacting our life can be the first step to understanding ourselves more and where we begin to make change. I fully appreciate this may be a daunting prospect and to support this, I offer empathy and a safe, non-judgemental space to explore together patterns and themes in your life, both past and present which may be causing you difficulty.
For therapy to be successful, it is important that you feel comfortable and safe with the therapist or counsellor. The initial consultation is an opportunity to help you decide if I am the right therapist for you.. During this time, you can get to know a little bit about me and how I work; it will also give me the opportunity to understand your reasons for seeking help and support and begin to talk about how we may work together.
I have experience working with a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, low mood, stress, trauma (including PTSD), bereavement and loss, abuse, conflict, childhood issues and relationship difficulties.
I offer face to face, online and telephone therapy, both short and long term. My practice is in the centre of Belper with parking near by and has good links to public transport.
Training, qualifications & experience
Alongside my Private Practice I have experience in a variety of settings, including Charities. My work in the Education sector includes both Therapy and working with a PsychoEducation team facilitating workshops and seminars.
- BA Hons) in Arts Therapies
- MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy
I am fully insured and have enhanced CRB disclosure. As a professional I access regular Clinical Supervision continue to develop my knowledge by attending relevant training.
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).
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