MA / Advanced Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling
BACP Accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Certified Cyber Therapist - Online Therapy Institute
Gottman Method Couples Therapy training
I am a registered member of UKCP, BACP (Accredited) and ACTO having met their professional standards of training and practice.
I adhere to the UKCP Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Conduct and the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
I regularly participate in Continuing Professional Development and have regular supervision of my practice.
I hold both professional indemnity insurance and an Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate from the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service - previously known as 'police check').
I draw upon my Integrative training and extensive experience to work in relationship with my clients.
Together, we create a space which supports you to move forward and better equipped to meet whatever opportunities and challenges lie ahead.
I previously worked across the private, public and voluntary sectors in business development, change programmes and project management.
Whilst undertaking my psychotherapy training at the Minster Centre in London, I completed specialist training and volunteered for both ChildLine and Cruse Bereavement Care. More recently, I have qualified as a 'Certified Cyber Therapist' with the Online Training Institute and a specialist provider for The Foundation for Infant Loss. In addition to private practice, I have volunteered for many years at a low cost counselling service for adults and young people and am currently completing a Diploma In Supervision.
For individuals; together we can explore your past and current experiences of relationships, work, education, family, bereavement, other losses, life changes or transitions. Together we uncover the meaning for you of these experiences and perhaps come to understand how they might be influencing your life today and how you might choose to adapt to move forward.
For couples; I provide a neutral space to explore current difficulties. Together we become aware of the patterns of communication and unspoken scripts which may be making the relationship feel more difficult. We look at the three pillars of successful relationships; how differences are managed, friendship and shared meaning. We face whatever is causing difficulties and together we experiment with proven tools to improve communication and support better understanding. If it emerges that the relationship difficulties are irreconcilable, I can help to manage a separation with respect for all involved.