Egham, Registered Member MBACP
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There are various factors that contribute to the way we think, feel, and behave. Taken together they can produce symptoms of sadness, depression, anxiety, fear, stress, helplessness, hopelessness, anger, or frustration. Counselling can provide the support that you need.
I believe that healing comes through relationships. Working together we will craft a therapy that is informed by both my awareness and experience of ideas and practices from a wide range of different therapeutic approaches and your life experiences, abilities and personal resources. This framework creates an atmosphere of discovery and a positive approach to therapy that will help to reduce symptoms, open up choices and provide new possibilities for you.
There is no charge for the initial session, I believe it is important that you feel we are a good fit before we begin therapy. In that initial meeting I will share with you how I work and what to expect in counselling, we will discuss a general idea of what you are experiencing and how we will work together. If that feels right for you we will then contract for 6 sessions. After the 6 sessions we will do a review and plan together for the next 6 sessions or begin to work toward an ending.
Trauma & PTSD
I studied Somatic Trauma Therapy, taught by Babette Rothschild, author of the bestselling The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment. The training is grounded in the belief that the therapist working with trauma must become familiar with many theories, techniques and treatment models to ensure that therapy will always be tailored to the needs of the individual client. This method uses both traditional and alternative theories of PTSD including (but not limited to) those developed by: Bessel van der Kolk, Judith Herman, M.D. at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; the Bodynamic Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark; and Peter Levine, Ph.D., Ergos Institute, Boulder, Colorado, USA.
Solution Focused Coaching
Solution-focused coaching - also known as solution-focused brief therapy or brief therapy - is an approach to psychotherapy based on solution-building rather than problem-solving. Although it acknowledges present problems and past causes, it predominantly explores an individual's current resources and future hopes. This can help them to look forward and use their own strengths to achieve their goals.
Mindfulness is based on scientific principles that teach you how to move from doing mode into being mode. This allows you to be fully engaged with the present and not become caught in thoughts of the past or the future. In being mode your brain and body can rest and repair. Mindfulness is a wonderful way to learn how to relax. It can also help with many physical and emotional disorders. There is evidence that mindfulness can assist with:
• Reduced stress, anxiety, and depression
• Pain reduction
• Better quality sleep
• Improved health and well being
• Enhanced resilience, creativity, and memory
• Improved concentration, clarity, and focus
• Greater work satisfaction
• Reduced work absence
• Improved work-life balance
• Improved relationships and communication
• Greater confidence and self-esteem
Mindfulness is offered in 1-1 sessions or 8 week courses.
I emigrated from the United States with my family in 2009. I earned my Diploma of Higher Education in Theology and Counselling from The London School of Theology and my Post Qualification Certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Skills from the Grove, in London. I received a Post Graduate Certificate of Completion in Somatic Trauma Therapy from Trauma expert Babette Rothschild. I am a registered member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I am an accredited Mindfulness Teacher, Mindfulness Now. Before Counselling I had a twenty-year career in Business, worked in Ministry, and as a Life Coach.
Training, qualifications & experience
Associate of Arts Degree, University of Florida, 1984
Level A and Level B Psychological Testing, The British Psychological Society, 2010
Diploma in Higher Education in Theology and Counselling, London School of Theology, 2015
Internship the Awareness Centre (Low Cost and NHS), London 2015-2017
Certificate in CBT Skills, The Grove, London, 2015
Post Graduate Certificate of Completion in Somatic Trauma Therapy (SIBAM, Outlining, Body Awareness, Bodynamic Analysis Running Technique) in 2017.
Accreditation Mindfulness Now, Teacher, The Devon School of Mindfulness 2019
Biblical Counselling, Waverly and REMA models
Making Trauma Therapy Safer
Baby Loss and Miscarriage
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Preventing Loneliness in Later Life
Dealing with Distress, Working with Self Harm and Suicidal Ideation
Compassion Focused Therapy for Depression
Mindfulness Now, Teacher Training
ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
Online Therapy, Teleheath for Mental Heath Professionals
Behind the Screen, Working Online
Child Sexual Abuse, Hope for Healing
Nutrition and Mental Health
Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders
Essential Obesity: Psychological Approaches
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
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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.
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Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Anxiety, Panic, Relationship, Stress, Trauma, Spirituality, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Expat experience, Law Enforcement Officers, Protection Officers, Intelligence Officers, Mindfulness.
From £125.00 to £190.00
Free initial in-person session
Concessions offered for
£50-£120 per session, concessions available.
£400 for 8 week Mindfulness Course
My theoretical approach is Integrative, Relational, Creative, CBT, Somatic.
I do Short term Solution focused Therapy.
I work with individuals age 18 and over.
I have experience working with Expat Community as well as Law Enforcement, Protection, and Intelligence Officers.
I offer 8 Week Mindfulness Coarses