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Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counselling and psychotherapy can help in many ways

Counselling involves talking to a trained professional in a safe confidential setting about past events and experiences or current present problems and issues. It draws upon theory and the therapeutic relationship to help work with individuals (or couples) to develop an understanding of how life events and the past have influenced us.  Setting goals can help to focus on what someone wants to achieve through sessions. Counselling typically involves 8-10 sessions.

Areas where counselling can be helpful:

  • Depression
  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Loss - of relationship and/or friendship
  • Pet loss
  • Adapting to health conditions
  • Work problems
  • Coping with change
  • Stress
  • Family and carer responsibilities.

Psychotherapy is a longer term intervention and aims through the relationship with the practitioner to explore deeper patterns , for example around attachment, loss, bereavement, life cycle transitions, identity and abuse. By talking about early experiences and exploring the context in which they occurred, psychotherapy can help us to find our own personal meaning and hopefully develop an understanding and acceptance.

  • Bereavement
  • Identity
  • Long term disabilities and health
  • Learning disabilities
  • Past  and current relationships
  • Attachment
  • Life cycle change and transition
  • Sexuality and relationships
  • Oppression
  • Abuse - sexual, psychological, financial, physical.

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Supervision
I hold a Diploma in Supervision

I hold a Diploma in Supervision from Minster Centre in London (2007). I offer supervision for counsellors and counsellors in training and work to an integrative model.  I can also offer consultation around disability and learning disabilities for organisations and individuals.

My training has enabled me to draw upon and integrate several theoretical approaches including psychodynamic and systemic ideas which I find are relevant to thinking widely in supervision. I offer individual and group supervision and have worked for several organisations as a supervisor.

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My Approach
I work in an integrative way

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I work in an integrative way, drawing upon theories learned in different trainings I completed. I have a working knowledge of integrative, psychodynamic, systemic, cognitive and solution focussed theories. I believe that the client should be at the centre of the therapeutic process and my role is to help each individual to find their own meaning.

I have been a BACP accredited member since 2000. I have been qualified as a counsellor / psychotherapist since 1995 having completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling at Thames Valley University. I completed an M.A in psychotherapy studies at Goldsmiths College in 2001, and a Graduate Certificate in Family / Systemic Therapy from the Institute of Psychiatry in 2004. I also have a postgraduate certificate in teaching adults in further education and have taught on certificate and diploma level counselling courses for some years.

I have worked as a counsellor/psychotherapist for the NHS since 1997 and have my own private practice. I have a particular interest in, and experience of working with , health and disabilities issues.

I am a qualified supervisor (Minster Centre Diploma in  Supervision, 2007) and have worked for a number of counselling agencies and privately.

I have an understanding of, and commitment to, equal opportunities policies and have worked in health, education and social services settings.

In line with my training experience and teaching on Diploma level courses for counselling and therapy I can offer reduced rates for counsellors in training.

Fees: £35 ( Working)
Concessions: £30 ( students/ trainees),  unwaged (negotiable)