Creative Compassion Focused Psychotherapist
Phone consultation, introduction to therapy, information gathering on client concerns and goals for therapy
First therapy appointment and Contract
(starting with 6 sessions)
Review of therapy after 6 sessions, continuing with therapy depending on the needs of the client, decided mutually between the client and therapist.
Training people in compassion can have a wide range of physiological, psychological and therapeutic benefits.
Compassion has been widely accepted to be one of the most crucial abilities of the human mind for more than 3000 years.
Most religions appreciate the power of compassion.
In the last 30 years, Psychology has focused on the positive impact compassion has on the human brain.
One of the most important processes in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), is to stimulate a desire to cultivate a compassionate self and use a compassionate perspective (Gilbert, 2009)
Clients are invited to imagine the potential benefits of having certain qualities, in particular wisdom, strength and a commitment to be compassionate (Gilbert and Choden, 2013)
CFT uses a range of breathing, postural, imaginal, recall and method acting techniques to help people have an experience of what it is, or could be like, to be a compassionate self (Cannon, 2012)
For further information, see the Compassionate Mind Foundation website: compassionatemind.co.uk
Face to face sessions:
- Free phone consultation.
- Session at a time £48.
- Course of 6 sessions £240 (£40 a session).
Telephone and video sessions:
- Free phone consultation.
- Session at a time £35.
- Client must give 24 hours notice when cancelling an appointment.
- If this does not happen the client will be charged for the appointment due to room booking constants.
I am trained in Integrative Psychotherapy and have completed a level 7 Graduate Diploma in Compassion Focused Therapy. I provide 1:2:1 and group Compassion Focused Therapy techniques.
I have training in mindful meditation and other mindfulness practices by the British Mindfulness Institute.
I have worked as a therapist for over 5 years.
I endeavour to be inclusive in my delivery of both group and 1:2:1 therapeutic and educational work. I take into consideration different needs, understandings and backgrounds so all can engage in a safe and beneficial way. I am fortunate that I work in a team that is multi-racial, different ages, wide range of cultures, religions, orientations and physical abilities and interests. We celebrate each individual’s unique qualities and I learn new things about the diversity of human life everyday.
I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS) and follow the NCS Ethical Framework guidelines in my work.
I maintain clinical work standards by taking part in private supervision sessions each month.
All my client assessments and evaluation feedback are kept confidential. The only exception to this is if consent is given by the client.
Alternatively if there is an immediate safe guarding concern involving the client or a third party who is at risk, I will break confidentiality following the rules of GDPR.
I provide a safe none critical space for you to communicate your thoughts and feelings.
I offer guidance and strategies to help you through your concerns.
I appreciate that seeking help can be a challenge and want to make this step in your life as clear, simple and easy as possible.
Just as you would go to the doctor for a physical problem for specialist support, counselling and psychotherapy can help you for emotion and mental struggles.
You can contact me via email on , to arrange an over the phone consultation.
Motivation issue or Depression