I endeavour to ‘live in good faith with myself’ (being true to myself) whilst enjoying supporting others to do the same.
I am committed to listening deeply to each individual and responding in a way that is valuing and validating, recognising that each person’s therapeutic needs will be unique.
I have separate and extensive trainings as a counsellor and psychotherapist, so I am therefore able to adapt our work to meet your specific therapeutic requirements.
I have enjoyed a full and rich life myself and have encountered many significant challenges along the way! I, therefore, have a wealth of life experience to draw upon.
My Therapy Training and Qualifications
Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapy, 2005, SPTI, (UKCP accredited).
Post Graduate Advanced Diploma in Counselling, 1995, University of Bristol, (BACP accredited).
Accreditation in Clinical Supervision, Level 2 SDS, 2019 (British Psychological Society approved).
Diploma in Occupational Therapy 1987 (Dip.COT).
CPD: Hundreds of hours of post-qualification training/continuing professional development in psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic counselling.
There are some titles within the profession that are regulated/protected. UKCP protects the title of registered psychotherapist to ensure high standards of training with an emphasis on the safety of the practice. I am a registered psychotherapist with UKCP and also a registered counsellor with BACP.
30 Years Experience as a Therapist
Team Building Facilitator for NHS professionals
My NHS Experience
General Practice counsellor / therapist (12 years), counsellor representative for BANES PCT. (BACP senior accredited for many years)
Therapist specialising in long term pain management (17 years) in an NHS Hospital Pain Clinic
Supervising, training, lecturing and managing occupational therapists
How I help
lack of fulfilment
problems at work
loss of direction and meaning, or other loss
finding yourself overwhelmed during a life crisis or transition
Alternatively, you might want to explore generally who you really are and what you want from life.
All communications with me will be treated as confidential. I aim to get back to you within 24 hours.