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Adv Dipl in Psychodynamic Counselling, Dip in supervision

About me

I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist and counsellor accredited by the BACP, with over 20 years of experience of working with individuals with a wide range of issues.

I trained for six years with the Herts and Beds Pastoral Foundation (now Herts and Beds Counselling Foundation), part of the Westminster Pastoral Foundation, gaining the Advanced Diploma in 1998.

In my private practice I usually work in an open-ended way offering an opportunity for clients to explore areas of difficulty, understand themselves and their relationships better and make more informed life choices. I can also offer time-limited counselling where that is appropriate, focusing on a specific area for an agreed number of sessions, enabling people to manage their lives more effectively.

As well as my private practice, I work for the NHS and several employee assistance programmes. 

I am a qualified supervisor and work with individuals and groups offering clinical supervision to help counsellors reflect on their work.

I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and I have Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance.

I have regular supervision to help me to reflect on my work.

Training, qualifications & experience

UKCP registered psychodynamic psychotherapist
BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor
Diploma in Clinical Supervision (CPPD)
Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (Westminster Pastoral Foundation)
City and Guilds Certificate in Further Educaion Teaching, stage one - level 4
Primary Care Counsellor
Additional short-term training including cognitive behavioural therapy, anger management, time-limited therapy, sexual and relationship difficulties.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Self-image or identity
Living with illness in yourself or as a carer for others
Looking for greater meaning in life
Self-exploration

Fees

£55.00 per session

Additional information

My fee is £55 per session. Reduced fees may be possible in some circumstances - we can discuss this when we meet.

Further information

Unfortunately I cannot offer wheelchair access as there are two steps to the door.

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2

Type of session

In person

Supervision

In person

I trained as a supervisor in 2012 gaining a Diploma in Clinical Supervision with the CPPD Counselling School.

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