How I work as a Therapist
I qualified as a therapist in 1994. Since then I have accumulated between 400 and 500 counselling hours each year while working for the N.H.S and am experienced in a wide range of emotional issues.
In 2003 I achieved accreditation with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, (B.A.C.P) one of the leading therapy organisations in the U.K. In 2009 I became a senior accredited counsellor and am listed on their professional website. Their policy on ethical standards guides my practice including the requirement for me to receive regular supervision.
My training, ongoing professional development, reading and practice are mostly based on psychodynamic theory. However, I integrate this with knowledge and practice from other therapy schools, allowing a healthy cross fertilisation.
Counselling for me, is an active and collaborative process. I see individual clients face to face in a private setting in my own home.
It's important you feel comfortable; that this is someone you can trust with difficult and often painful issues. This also needs to be someone who is knowledgeable and experienced, who can enable you to work towards your potential. In other words someone who is a cross between "a comfortable pair of slippers and a well worn, much travelled pair of walking boots"!