I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor working in private practice with individuals, groups, and couples. I have worked in several settings including the NHS, Palliative Care, and the Ministry of Justice.
Psychotherapy and counselling are methods of talking therapies that are useful in understanding difficulties in how you think and feel in relation to yourself, the world, and others. Why someone finds themselves seeking out psychotherapy can be for many reasons. It could be a relationship in crisis, an illness or a bereavement that leaves someone feeling lost, anxious, and depressed. Sometimes there may not be one obvious life event troubling you, but a series of feelings that are hard to make sense of. Therapy can be a place to start to understand this process.
For instance, therapy can be a good place to start tackling a general lack of confidence, low self-esteem, feeling disconnected or overwhelmed with life. I can also work with compulsive or addictive behaviour that may once have been the solution to painful feelings or problems that no longer serve you and the life you wish to live. Or perhaps work related stress, redundancy or uncertainty around the future may need space to be thought about.
‘Every single human being, when the entire situation is taken into account, has always, at every moment of the past, done the very best that he or she could do, as so deserves neither blame nor reproach from anyone, including self’. Carole Shadbolt.
Psychotherapy or Counselling may be helpful with:
• Anxiety, depression, and feelings of hopelessness
• Troublesome relationships or unresolved childhood problems
• Lack of confidence and low self-esteem
• Addiction and eating disorders
• Feeling disconnected from life or a sense of meaningless in life
• Trauma or abuse
• Sexual problems
• Stress in the workplace, redundancy, bullying and burnout
• Divorce or separation
• Loss and bereavement
• Understanding and dealing with feelings of guilt and shame, frustration, and anger
What happens next?
The first step involves you sending me an email, followed by an initial brief telephone call, and then a 30 minute free consultation. We then discuss what you might be looking for from therapy and whether myself or another therapist might be more suitable. In which case I would refer you to a colleague.
You can either call me on: 07900064502 or email email@example.com
Training, qualifications & experience
I am fully qualified with a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the Metanoia Institute. I am currently working towards finishing an MSc in Psychotherapy and psychoanalysis at the Metanoia Institute (validated by Middlesex University).
I am a member of the following organisations:
• UKCP - UK Council for Psychotherapy
• BACP - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
• IARTA - The International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis
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
£60.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
My fee is £60 for a fifty minute session. I also work on a sliding scale of affordability and am open to negotiation. Cancellation fees will apply and will need to be discussed at the outset. Our initial 30 minute consultation is free.