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PGCE, BA (Hons), MSc, MBACP

About me

I hold individual membership with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

My counselling/psychotherapy model is integrative. I am a counselling lecturer, teaching counselling in an adult college in London, holding membership with the institute for learning. I currently work as a psychotherapist in private practice receiving some referrals from the NHS, insurance companies and EAPs. I also work on a structured addiction treatment programme in a prison context where my work includes 1-1 therapy, group therapy and facilitating workshops. Meditation/mindfulness, guided visualisation and EMDR feature in my way of working.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA Hons in Integrative Counselling. (Greenwich University)(L6)
  • Dip. Addiction Counselling (L4)
  • Dip. Integrative Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (L4)
  • Cert.HE Clinical and Cognitive Behavioural Hypnosis (L6)
  • MSc Clinical Hypnotherapy. University of West London (L7)
  • Dip.NLP
  • Cert. HE Psychology
  • PGCE (Teacher Training Course) (Canterbury Christchurch University) (L6)
  • British Sign Language (BSL)


I have experience and training in working as a therapist within a number of agency settings specialising in working with smoking cessation; phobias; anxiety disorders; sexual abuse; bereavement and victims of crime which include: rape, domestic violence, homicide as well as racially motivated crimes.

Member organisations

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with


Chronic illnesses.

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

General individual counselling in London: £60.00 - £70
General individual counselling in Kent: £45 - £50

Individual counselling referred by NHS and other organisations: £70

Counselling at Harley Street £150

EMDR:  (London) £90 - £100  depending on duration of sessions

EMDR (Referrals through organisations) £130

EMDR   (Kent) £70- £80 depending on duration of sessions

Smoking Cessation, Weight Loss, Phobias and Erectile Dysfunction: £70
(Hypnotherapy)

Group work on application

(Low cost availability for those under strained circumstances/ morning and day time)

When I work

Week days and weekends: morning, day and evening availability.

Further information

I mainly see clients in London, working from consultation rooms in Balham and Harley Street. I also do home visits in London and see clients in the Thanet area.

Ramsgate, Kent, CT12

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I offer group and individual supervision

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