I am a BACP accredited counsellor and UKCP registered psychotherapist and a qualified supervisor for other counsellors.
My Therapeutic Approach
I believe that if the therapist and client can form a good enough rapport, this is sufficient to effect therapeutic change. Quantum physics also supports this through wave theory. The hypothesis states that a particle observed, will behave differently than if it was not observed. Thus in sharing a story, the act of being with another, can effect change, and consequently new solutions can be pursued.
I have completed a number of therapy trainings from different approaches, and therefore work as an integrative transpersonal therapist - meaning that I approach each client as an individual and draw from relevant theory as appropriate. I focus on the dynamics of the therapeutic relationship, and aim to offer support and supply relevant and helpful information where desirable.
I believe in the human ability to heal and grow and understand that suffering can be transformative and is eased when shared.
I feel it my duty to assist people in as few sessions as possible. Obviously there are people who want long term therapy and I am happy to work with clients long term, but I do also understand the time and financial pressures of long term therapy.
About the Dog!
Sitting in on sessions is a well trained medium sized dog, who will likely be sleeping. He is very friendly for those who would like to say hello, but respectful of those who do not wish to. Occasionally he may make a small sound if he is dreaming.
I understand that not everyone appreciates dogs! (Good news - It should be easy to find a dog free counsellor!)
My training includes:
- Certificate in Person Centred Counselling, Metanoia
- MA in integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, City University
- Diploma in Supervision in Counselling. CCPE
- Post qualifying Certificate for Conversion to work with Children: Place2Be
- Psychodynamic Marital and Couple Therapy training at London Marriage Guidance
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy: Jacquin
- Bach Foundation registered practitioner
I hold a current enhanced DBS certificate for child and adult workforce.
I adhere to the Data Protection Act of 2018
I am here to help you. If you want to come for an initial session ( or meet online over Zoom or Skype) to get a feel for what working together might be like, please just drop me an email or leave me a voice message.