I am an experienced counsellor, registered with and accredited by BACP, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and have been counselling individuals for 18 years in a wide range of settings, in Private Practice, in Higher Education, in a GP surgery and for an Employee Assistance Programme. I am also an Approved Therapist for counsellors in training with the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling, a nationally recognised training.
Prior to becoming a counsellor I taught for 19 years in Germany and the UK in Secondary and Higher Education.
In my work with clients I offer long-term and short-term counselling as well as one-off consultations. I see adults, university students and students in counselling training.
My professional approach is psycho-dynamic and humanistic-integrative which is to say that I integrate more than one theoretical perspective into my work with clients.
The field of therapy has been changing significantly in the last two decades. I am particularly interested in the Neurobiology of Emotions and Positive Psychology and in addition to my formative training I have completed additional professional training in Positive Neuroplasticity with Rick Hanson and in Compassion Focused Therapy with Paul Gilbert. I have integrated aspects of these transformative approaches in my work with clients. They have been found to be particularly effective in helping people with anxiety, depression, stress, negative ruminations, low self-esteem and personal issues and underline the close connection between our thoughts, emotional and physical states and the ways in which we can “turn everyday experiences into lasting inner strengths". (R Hanson) Rather than continuing to feel dissatisfied and to repeat the same mistakes or to feel stuck, negative and inadequate some or all of the time, the affirming and constructive type of therapy I offer will help you to feel better, more confident, more authentic and more understanding of yourself and others.
Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling, Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling
MA, History (Warwick University)
Second State Exam, equivalent to PGCE, Germany
First State Exam, History and German (Goettingen University in Germany)
Professional Memberships and Practice
Accredited Member with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy(BACP)
BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
Graduate Member of Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling
Associate of Abbey Practice in Bath
Member of CAPPP, Counsellors and Psychtherapists in Private Practice
Practise in accordance with the ethical standards of BACP
Engage in regular professional supervision for my clinical practice
Participate in continuous professional development to keep up with the latest thinking in the field of Psychotherapy and Psychology.