I am a fully qualified psychotherapist and registered member of the BACP, with experience in both the NHS and charity sector. I offer a safe space and a non-judgemental listening ear.
What to expect from therapy
My way of working focuses on building collaborative and authentic relationships with my clients, based on trust. This supportive relationship helps create a space to explore any issues you may bring. Addressing these issues at depth in a compassionate environment allows us to tackle what may be causing pain or the feeling of being stuck or disconnected.
I believe that you are the expert in your own subjective way of being and talking therapy allows your experience to get the attention it deserves. This sense of agency can help us get a better sense of clarity, control or understanding.
Together we will find the best way for you to communicate whatever you want to bring to our sessions in a way that feels safe and comfortable.
What to expect from our initial call
Looking for a therapist that suits you can be a long or tricky process. I offer a free initial video/phone call (up to 30 mins) for us to start to get to know each other. You can ask me questions, tell me more about what you're looking for and then you can make the decision whether you'd like to continue to work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am trained as an integrative practitioner, drawing on different therapeutic styles to suit each client and their unique, individual needs. My core training focused primarily on humanistic psychotherapy, CBT and psychodynamic approaches.
I was awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (PGDipPsych) at the University of Roehampton, which is a BACP accredited course. I also hold a BACP Certificate of Proficiency.
Through my work within an NHS service I am experienced in working with people of all ages, from all backgrounds with a number of different struggles and experiences.
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