I am a trainee Psychotherapist working towards a Masters Degree in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy at Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC).
Psychotherapy is a talking therapy that aims to help the client to work through problems or difficulties that are troubling to them. It is my belief that psychotherapy is essentially about helping you, the client, make meaning out of your experience, feelings, thoughts and behaviours. Through the process you can examine your long held beliefs, values and assumptions and perhaps experiment with new ways of looking at yourself. I will be there to explore your world, as it is for you and perhaps offer different perspectives and ideas but mainly to listen carefully to make sure that you are heard and understood. Psychotherapy aims to increase your self-awareness and, hopefully, self acceptance. From this, growth and change can occur.
Every person that comes for psychotherapy is unique and my approach is led by each individual client that I work with. For me, relationships are key. Often the work involves looking closely at the various relationships you have now and those you had in the past – with family, friends, colleagues, as well as with me as the psychotherapist.
Trainee member of United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
Currently undertaking an MA in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy, at Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC) – accredited through Middlesex University
Foundation Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy, BCPC
Prior to embarking on my journey to becoming a Psychotherapist I worked for many years as a Support Worker for Carers who looked after loved ones with a variety of physical or psychological challenges.
For the last year I have been working with adults with adults with addiction problems.