I am a fully trained counsellor registered and accredited by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
My style is interactive with a common sense conversational approach. I think it is important to work in a collaborative and encouraging way one size does not fit all. I therefore work in an integrative way to try to work with you in a way that suits your needs. I have worked with lots of different issues in a variety of settings including NHS GP surgery, Cruse, Center 33, and the University Counselling Service.
Working with individuals and couples I can offer both short and long term therapy depending on your requirements. I do sometimes offer one-off appointments or we a shot MoT style package to carry out a quick 'life laundry', or work in a solution focused way on a specific issue. This can also be a way for you to see if you think therapy might help you.
I work with lots of different issues. I do have a particular interest in working with bereavement or loss, relationship difficulties or people facing a transition or change in their life. I also have a strong interest and experience in problems arising from pregnancy, birth and parenting, including the death of a baby or child, premature birth, infertility and miscarriages. I have also trained as a coach and worked in a variety of business settings so am happy to help you with work related issues. But whatever brings you to counselling I am happy to help.
Training and Qualifications
My core training is in individual psychology and Adlerian counselling. This is a practical, integrative and creative therapeutic approach which is co-operative, supportive and empathetic. I have done many subsequent training courses and work in an integrative way using a range of techniques which are tailored to suit the needs of each individual client.
I studied for over four years to gain the Advanced Certificate and then Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Individual Psychology and Adlerian Counselling awarded the Institute for Individual Psychology. I am a member of the national and local and national Adlerian Societies www.cambridgeadleriansociety.org.uk www.adleriansociety.co.uk/
I am a fully accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I am on the UK Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (UKRCP) Registered Independent (UKRCP Reg Ind)
I also run a virtual practice for clients seeking online therapy sessions.To ensure I can work ethically online I am a level 3 senior professional member of ACTO - the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online. ACTO= This means that I have had substantive professional training to work specifically online. ACTO are recognised by the BACP
I am committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in Counselling and Psychotherapy and have completed many courses in addition to my core training including training in solution focused brief therapy, groupwork, Cruse bereavement training, and BLISS counselling training. Certificate in Couples Therapy, Certificate in Coaching, CBT, Introduction to online Therapy, Working with genograms, Aspergers in the bedroom and many more.
I am fully accredited by the BACP (2011) I therefore undertake regular CPD courses. Below are my substantive qualifications:
IIP Advanced Counselling Certificate 2004
IIP Diploma Adlerian Counselling 2006
BACP Accredited Counsellor 2011
IIP Certificate Adlerian Supervision 20011
Diploma Integrative Supervision 2012
Certificate in Relational Couples Counselling
Certificate Relational Coaching 2016
OCTS Diploma for Online Counselling 2020
OCST Online Counselling Supervision Diploma 2021
Senior Professional Member of ACTO (Association for Counselling and Therapy Online) 2020