Msc (Psych TA), CTA , Dip (Psych), Dip (Coun), LLB (Hons)
Certificate in Couples Counselling from Tavistock Relationships
Counselling and Psychotherapy for individuals (16+) and couples
UKCP registered – this is an important accreditation as this means that the exacting standards training have been met
I came to retrain as counsellor and psychotherapist at a time when I was facing personal challenges. This was after many years of a corporate career so I have first hand experience of the stresses and strains of such a career.
I offer integrative counselling and psychotherapy which means that I am flexible in working with differing theories to support you.
I am trained in Transactional Analysis and have integrated influences from attachment and psychodynamic theories. These theories offer you the ability to articulate how you feel, to understand yourself, what drives you, how your personality has developed and how you communicate and relate with others.
I believe our relationship is central. It is inevitable that the relational patterns outside our space will manifest between us. Working through these patterns is what makes therapy effective.
I appreciate that the initial contact is daunting but that is why working with a trained psychotherapist is an important step in looking after yourself.
I work with you on a weekly basis.
I offer a free call to talk about what brings you to therapy and to set up our session.
When I am working with a couple, I treat the relationship as my client. Provided both parties want to engage I am happy to set up the appointment with one. In the session each party has their opportunity to speak and to hear the other.
I am an active participant in our relationship, I reflect back what I am hearing to enable you to hear the impact you have on an other. This session is charged and there is no obligation to continue. You may wish to take some time to work out if you want to engage in therapy with me and we will agree the initial number of sessions for you to experience therapy to see if I am useful to you.
I recommend between a number typically anywhere between 6-12 at least in the beginning. If after that you wish to continue you do so until you are ready to end which we can discuss in session but I usually suggest at least a couple of sessions for our ending.
Therapy requires time, patience and effort. That is why you the client are put to work. In this mutually committed space in which we explore the issues that bring you to seek support.
The therapy space is for personal growth, development and empowerment whilst being emotionally supported.
Reach out, it is the first step in looking after yourself especially during these testing times so let’s start the conversation…..
I am a recognised provider for most insurance companies such as BUPA, AXA Health,Nuffield Health, Cigna, Healix WPA and Aviva.