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MA, MBACP(accred)

About me

I am a BACP accredited counsellor who was formerly a teacher. I have 23 years experience as a qualified therapist working in London agencies and in private practice. I aim to provide a confidential space where clients can talk about the issues which have prompted them to seek therapy and so I have a dedicated room for counselling in my private practice and a separate confidential mobile phone where clients can leave messages.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a diploma in counselling skills (WPF) and a postgraduate diploma in psychodynamic counselling from the University of Reading. I also have an MA in Education and an MA in the Psychology of Religion; and have attended numerous short courses/workshops on issues related to my work as a therapist.

I work with adults, one to one, and have worked with a variety of people in terms of age, backgrounds, cultures and professions; particularly those working in the arts, the media, in education and in the church. I also work with student counsellors.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

developmental (eg mid life)

Fees

£55.00 per session

Additional information

£55 a session (50 mins)

Further information

I offer once weekly counselling ie a regular time each week. This can be on an open ended basis or time limited /short term, depending on what you are needing from your therapy.

If you have not had counselling before it might be helpful to know that the first appointment is an assessment session. It is an opportunity to talk about what brings you to seek counselling/therapy and to find out how it feels to talk to me. It is also a chance for me to think about whether counselling is what you need and whether I am the best person to help you.

If you would like to arrange an initial session please contact me; by phone or email me (giving me details of your phone number)

Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Zoom