Counselling and Psychotherapy
Therapy offers you a space in which you can get in touch with who you truly are, not just who you have been told that it is acceptable for you to be. I can work with you to discover your own voice and what you need and want out of life, in order to look at changes that could make this happen.
My aim with our work is to ensure that therapy is a place where you can speak freely, without fear of judgement and to look at the messages you have received in the past that might be holding you back.
Our work may be short term and focused on one issue that you would like to resolve. We can look at the feelings, bodily held sensations, emotions, thoughts and behaviours that you are experiencing so that we can get to know this issue further. Awareness is a key path to accessing change. This is often referred to as counselling.
Or our work may be longer term or open ended. It could be that it might be difficult to identify one issue to get some resolution around, perhaps you are feeling lost, overwhelmed, hopeless. In longer term work, we can do all that I listed above and I can also bring in a relational element to the work to see what you are experiencing in the here and now. This is often referred to as either longer term counselling or psychotherapy.
These are options and maybe you might want to get in touch or book in for an initial therapy session where we can discuss this more.
Professional bodies and registration
British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) is the largest professional body for therapists in the UK. They accredit reputable courses and also hold a register of therapists that is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA). They also have a rigorous and thorough ethical framework and a challenging accreditation progreamme for more experienced therapists.
I completed a BACP Accredited course at the Sherwood Institute in Nottingham and I have also achieved BACP Accreditation and am listed on their register. I adhere closely to their Ethical Framework also.
I am a graduate member of the Sherwood Institute in Nottingham and am qualified and accredited to the appropriate level to work with their student counsellors – please contact me for further details as I can sometimes offer a reduced fee for SPTI students.