I am a UKRCP registered independent counsellor and a senior accredited counsellor and supervisor with the BACP. I have a Master of Arts degree (passed with merit) in Counselling Practice and a Post Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural therapy CBT as well as being trained in EMDR, Compassionate Mind Therapy and counselling Supervision. EMDR training completed in 2009 approved by the EMDR international association. Accredited counselling supervisor with Ascentis awarding body.
CBT helps explore and change thinking patterns and behaviours which result in anxiety, depression as well as many other issues.I Currently work part time seeing NHS clients as a high intensity CBT therapist.
In the counselling sessions the client can explore various aspects of their life and feelings, talking about them freely and openly in a way that is rarely possible with friends or family. Bottled up feelings such as anger, anxiety, grief and embarrassment can become very intense and counselling offers an opportunity to explore them, with the possibility of making them easier to understand. The counsellor will encourage the expression of feelings and as a result of their training will be able to accept and reflect the client’s problems without becoming burdened by them.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an interactive psychotherapy technique used to relieve psychological stress.
Any questions please contact me, clients are allways in charge and therapy goes at the clients pace so therapy can last one session or more , typically therapy lasts between 6 and 12 sessions . Rather then charge full rate for cancellations I have introduced a £20 charge which is raised for appointment changes or cancellations. All appointments are reserved for 48 hours and are confirmed by payment.