Andy specialises in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and is an accredited member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies. After many years in psychiatric nursing, Andy trained in CBT and now works as a Nurse Practitioner for Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust, as well as running a private practice. He also teaches cognitive behavioural interventions within the NHS.
Sarah-Jane is a UKCP accredited psychotherapist and member of the BACP. She has a Master’s degree in Integrative Psychotherapy and experience working for a national mental health charity and a community counselling service.
Sarah-Jane works with adults of all ages with a wide range of personal issues or difficulties. She works relationally with the whole person; making sense of feelings, thoughts, beliefs, behaviours, and bodily experience. She integrates elements of different psychotherapeutic approaches, mindfulness and neurobiology. She offers both short-term solution focused therapy and longer-term therapy aimed at recovery, an increased sense of wellbeing and connection with others. Sarah-Jane has specific experience working with anxiety, stress, relational trauma, PTS and co-dependency.
Rachel is a Person-centred experiential therapist who works to offer a warm and authentic relationship with her clients, allowing them to safely explore any aspect of their life and experience they bring to counselling. Rachel provides the opportunity for clients to work creatively if they wish, through use of art, music, movement, narrative, or poetry, and also integrates elements of mindfulness and Gestalt Psychotherapy into her work. Rachel has a Master’s degree in Person-centred Psychotherapy and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with experience of working within a community team supporting groups and individuals reach their unique potential, as well as experience of counselling within a local charity offering long and short-term therapy to individuals. Rachel is a member of UKCP.
Helen is a UKCP and Registered member of the BACP and has an MSc in Person Centred / humanistic Psychotherapy along with a BSc in Health and Social Care with Guidance and Counselling. The core of Helen’s practise is to establish a warm, non-judgemental and confidential therapeutic relationship, which can offer opportunities for change to occur and help enable individuals to trust their own judgement and to feel empowered by their own autonomy. Helen has previously worked in the care industry supporting and managing complex individuals in the community, whilst volunteering in many counselling sectors including Childline and Youth Offender Team. Helen used to run a College Counselling Service, which was with students, aged 16+. Helen is open to working creatively with the use of different mediums, and finds this approach valuable to talking therapies as it can offer new insights, focus, awareness and a release of emotion.
Claire is a humanistic and integrative psychotherapist who trained at The Sherwood Institute and is a registered member of the BACP. Claire believes that the relationship between therapist and client is the important factor in bringing about change. To encourage development of this relationship she provides a safe, open and accepting space for clients to bring their experiences to. Claire is experienced in working with post-traumatic stress, dissociation, substance misuse and survivors of domestic abuse and veterans, as well as anxiety and depression. Claire also suffers with tinnitus and can provide an impartial space to explore how this affects your life if you are suffering too.
Sharon is a registered member of the BACP and has several years post qualification experience as an integrative counsellor in Person Centred/Humanistic therapy. She has a volunteering back ground at Childline and with Base 51 working with clients from the ages of 13-25. Sharon also has a demonstrated history of working in the NHS and she worked for many years within an assisted fertility clinic, gaining a strong understanding of the emotive and broad range of issues that stem from fertility.
Sharon believes that the therapeutic relationship is a key factor in clients feeling safe and not judged, feeling able to trust, explore, process, find solutions and overcome whatever issues they bring within the confidential setting of the counselling room. Sharon believes that the client has the potential for personal growth and the ability to make whatever changes they want in their lives and to overcome any difficulties they are experiencing emotionally.