My Approach to Counselling
At Compassionate Counselling my approach is integrative. This means that I am trained and experienced in using a range of psychotherapy theories and methods from psychodynamic and humanistic traditions. I also use mindfulness techniques, C'B.T. (cognitive behavioural therapy), N.L.P. (neuro linguistic programming) and E.F.T. (emotional freedom technique) and creative counselling techniques where I consider these would be helpful. What this means for you is that just as you are unique, my approach will be uniquely tailored to suit your particular needs .
Qualifications and CPD
I have a BA (Hons) in Psychology and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (Birmingham University), and I am a qualified AAMET level 2 EFT practitioner. I hold a diploma in NLP, clinical hypnotherapy and life coaching (The Optimum Health Clinic, London). I have attended numerous mindfulness trainings and retreats and am committed to my own daily mindfulness practice. I have also completed couples counselling training (Praxis, Nottingham) and a counselling young people course at Sherwood Psychotherapy Institute. I have also recently attended a 2 day training workshop on ACT - acceptance and commitment therapy.
I am committed to continuing professional development and regularly attend further training events and courses.
As well as almost a decade in private psychotherapy practice, my experience also includes six years short term NHS counselling and many years working with children in education. I also run courses and workshops for small groups and companies on stress management.
All my client work is supervised - my adult psychotherapy work is supervised by a UKCP registered supervisor and my counselling work with under 18's by a BACP registered supervisor.
I am UKCP registered and adhere to the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy)code of ethics.
I am also a registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
and SPTI (Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute) .
To email me CLICK HERE or phone 07948 465728