Confidential and Supportive
Couples Counselling & Psychosexual Therapy
A Safe Space
I offer a safe and sensitive space, where you will be supported, valued and understood.
Help and Support
Working with you to help you identify the choices available for a fuller, more contented life.
Helping you gain new understanding and empowering you to be able to reach your full potential.
My primary concern is you, your emotional well-being and supporting you through the emotional turmoil that you are experiencing.
I will work with you to create a confidential therapeutic space that is safe, trusted and sensitive to your individual needs, where you are able to freely explore the issues that are troubling you without feeling judged or forced into making decisions that are not right for you – a space where you can be yourself and feel appreciated, valued and understood.
My therapeutic approach integrates established counselling techniques and understanding from the psychodynamic, person-centred and existential schools of therapeutic orientation. This approach creates a unique, flexible and personalised way of working with you that is tailored to your own specific needs and difficulties.
Most importantly, I aim to build a trusting and supportive relationship with you, where you will be listened to and understood. Working at your pace, we will work together to help you clarify your thoughts and feelings, so that you might gain a clearer understanding of the person you are, be able to acknowledge what is really important to you, and realise your own potential to live a more fulfilling and satisfying life.
Counselling sessions are confidential. With the exception of pre-defined legal obligations, any disclosures you make in your counselling sessions will not be divulged to a third party without your prior written consent. Furthermore, whilst I may be required to discuss aspects of my counselling work with a qualified counselling supervisor, your anonymity will be strictly protected.
I am not able to accept third party referrals for counselling. Any person wishing to engage in counselling support is requested to contact me personally.
I am a qualified and experienced therapeutic counsellor, holding a professional First Class BSc. (Hons.) Degree in Integrative Counselling from Roehampton University, as well as NCFE Certificates in Counselling Skills and Counselling Skills and Theory.
I have considerable experience gained working with a hospice bereavement service, a homeless charity and a national HIV and Sexual Health charity. I have supported many aspects of human experience ranging from anxiety and depression to low self-esteem, lack of motivation, bereavement, work related stress, sexual identity, relationship difficulties, long term chronic illness, drug and alcohol dependency, emotional and sexual abuse, childhood trauma and suicidal thoughts with adult clients of all ages and from a diverse range of social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Prior to my career in therapeutic counselling, I worked in employment services within corporate environments for 18 years, where I provided support, guidance and counselling for career and work related issues.
I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), which means that I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice and am subject to the BACP’s Professional Conduct Procedure currently in force.
I am also a member of the UPCA, an Institutional Member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
As part of my professional memberships with the BACP and UPCA, I undertake regular supervision with a qualified counselling supervisor and am committed to continuing my professional development through enhanced training in counselling and psychotherapeutic practice. I am currently working towards accreditation with the BACP and registration with the UKCP.
As an ethically responsible practitioner, I hold full Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance for my counselling practice.
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