Professional Qualifications as Counsellor and Psychotherapist
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
Dip HIP. Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Pyschotherapy, my training was with BCPC (Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling).
Areas of Specialism
I have experience of working with a range of complex issues with women, men, couples and young people, which include the following;
Losses, bereavements, physical and psychological illnesses, eating disorders, attachment disorders, lack of self esteem, feelings of worthlessness, depression, self-harm, adoption, gender and sexuality, addiction, relationship issues; there are common reasons for seeking a psychotherapist.
In couple therapy I work to enable couples to understand and communicate with each other to create a more fulfilling and creative relationship. Difficulties in communication and chronic misunderstanding can lead to repetitive and destructive arguments which never achieve the aim of resolution.
I have been employed by the NHS in Somerset for a number of years as a Practice Based Therapist, working both short and long term with individuals and couples.
I have worked in a University, employed as a Senior Assessment Counsellor in Student Psychological Services.
Sessions and Fees.
My fee for each 50 minute session is usually £55 for individuals and £65 for couples.
I usually recommend meeting once a week, during my work periods. Generally I take 4 - 6 weeks holiday each year, and will let you know well in advance. I expect you to pay for all other sessions. I do try to be flexible if you need to rearrange a session, but cannot always guarantee to be able to do so.
Sometimes, if you are not able to get to your session we can arrange for a telephone or email contact, which can also offer you additional support at times of need.