I am a British Psychoanalytic Council Accredited and Registered Psychotherapist and a Relate Trained Couple Therapist. I have been practising as a therapist for a more than 31 years working with both individuals and couples.
I offer supervision to both student and trained therapists.
I use psychoanalytic theory to draw links between the past and the present in an attempt to understand unconscious roots in present day thoughts and behaviours.
I have much experience of short term work however I also work long-term. I have treated people with depression, anxiety, phobias and have much success helping people with alcohol addiction.
Training, qualifications & experience
1990 I obtained a Relate Certificate in Relationship Counselling
1997 I completed a Masters degree in Counselling at University of Keele.
1997 I optained a Post Grad.Certificate in Supervision.
2000 - 2007 I trained in Contemporary Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.
I had been a BACP Accredited Counsellor and a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist for over 25 years
I subscribe to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice, and the WMIP Code of Ethics of Practice.
I worked as a counsellor in the NHS for several years working with stressed Doctors.
I have worked in private practice for over 22 years.
I spend several years as admissions Tutor and Committee member of the Training in Contemporary Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (WMIP)
Registered / Accredited
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British Psychoanalytic Council
The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.
BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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