How I work as a Therapist

Choosing the right therapist to work with is really important, so here’s some information that will help you understand what therapy is like with me.

What are my qualifications?

I have a BA (Hons) Integrative Relational Counselling as well as a Diploma in Supervision of Therapists. I am also a trained EDMR therapist, (level 3).

What kind of therapist am I?  

I am an integrative psychotherapist, this means that I have a broad training covering different theoretical schools. Generally I believe that our childhoods make us the adults we are, and understanding this can be the key to changing our understanding of ourselves and moving forward. It’s not that I have all the answers, but I can help you find them for yourself. If  you come for sessions with me, you will be in charge of what you talk about; my job is to help you understand your feelings, where they come from and what might change them. I do this by listening and being curious about you.

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 How long does therapy take?

Each session lasts for fifty minutes, and the number of sessions varies from client to client, depending on the issues being dealt with and their impact on you.

Am I a member of a professional  body?

Yes, I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.You can see my registration details here. The BACP has strict criteria for membership, including, a recognised qualification and adherence to a clear code of ethics.

What are my fees for counselling?

I charge £60 for each appointment, more detail is available here.

I am affiliated with  Health Insurers WPA, BUPA, Vitality, Aviva, AXA PPP and Cigna.

 What happens next?

If you would like to try therapy with me, the first step is to make an appointment for an assessment session. In this you can can tell me how you are feeling and what you would like to get out of therapy. It is a chance for us to get to know each other and for you to see how you feel about working with me. There is no obligation to continue if you do not wish to.