About Counselling & Psychotherapy
There are many reasons why therapy can be beneficial. The reality is that not all our difficulties get resolved naturally. Sometimes, we need to actively work on them with the presence, support and guidance of a professional – some questions that life throws at us can be overwhelming to an individual alone.
I offer a therapy of hope, with an eye not only on history, but also on a purposeful future. I support clients to resolve past experience, be in the present moment and re-orientate their lives in the direction of the experience they want to embody.
Psychotherapy and counselling can help heal the less obvious, but often painful, wounds of our heart and soul.
WHAT TO EXPECT
I work face to face with adult individuals from my practices in Ulverston and Arnside in-between Kendal and Lancaster, Cumbria. Each session is sixty minutes long.
During your initial session we will assess your requirements and how best to work together. If, after our initial meeting, I am unsure whether what I offer is the most appropriate therapy for you, I will discuss with you the possibility of referral to another therapist.
TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS
I trained at the Institute of Psychosynthesis, London. This is one of the most thorough and respected psychotherapy training institutions in the UK. I graduated with a master’s degree in Psychosynthesis Psychology; a diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling and a post-graduate diploma in Leadership and Organisational Coaching.
CONDITIONS OF PRACTICE
I work to the professional and ethical guidelines of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). The psychospiritual context of my training provides a safe, non-judgmental environment for people from a diverse range of social and cultural backgrounds. I ensure the highest possible standards of practice through regular commitment to my own supervision as well as to ongoing professional and personal development. I carry professional indemnity insurance. My fees are structured according to current market rates. Concessions are sometimes available.
THE TYPES OF SITUATIONS I WORK WITH INCLUDE:
- Difficulties in relationships, at home or in the work place.
- Facilitation of the spiritual journey.
- Reaction to a religious or spiritual awakening.
- Continuing repercussions of childhood trauma or abuse.
- Patterns of addiction and post-addiction recovery.
- Depression, or feeling low.
- Issues of self-esteem or lack of confidence.
- Bereavement, separation, grief.
- Marital crisis.
- Mid-life crisis.
- Loss of purpose or meaning in life.
- Loss of identity or direction.