Sometimes you may feel 'under the weather', sad, not understand your feelings; not know what is wrong, other than you just don't feel right. Talking and exploring your thoughts with a therapist can sometimes be very helpful, enlightening and enable change.
I am a very experienced, qualified counsellor and psychotherapist in private practice in Rayleigh, Essex. I offer one to one counselling and psychotherapy for individuals. During the Covid 19 pandemic I am currently only working by online video or telephone sessions.
My approach is psychodynamic/psychoanalytic, which considers how past experiences, relationships and the unconscious can have an impact on the present. I provide a confidential, safe environment to enable the exploration of a wide range of difficulties/issues, thoughts, feelings, dreams or whatever is brought to a counselling session.
I offer both short and long term counselling depending on patient/client needs as discussed during our first session together.
I have experience of working in the NHS, working with a broad range of mental health issues including depression and anxiety.
I also work on a short time basis with client's referred by their company's Employer's Assistance Schemes (EAP), or under private health insurance.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained with WPF Therapy/Roehampton University on an MA course, followed by an additional training to licence me to practice at working with more in depth and frequent psychotherapy.
Individual Psychotherapy (WPF Therapy)
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Studies (Roehampton University, London)
Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (WPF Therapy).
Certificate in Working with Sexual Abuse. (WPF Therapy)
Certificate in Counselling Skills. (WPF Therapy)
Counselling training at WPF Therapy is accredited by the British Psychoanalytical Council (BPC); British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
Accreditation and Professional Memberships: I am accredited by and am a Full member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and work within their ethical guidelines. I am also a Full Member of the Foundation for psychotherapy and counselling (FPC), which is the professional body for WPF Therapy. I am also a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
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.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Please contact for fee details. Sometimes a lower fee can be agreed depending on personal circumstances (subject to availability).