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Systemic Family Psychotherapist M.A. UKCP

About me

I am an experienced therapist, working with couples, families, and individuals over the last sixteen years. Working with people who experience a wide range of difficulties in their lives which can lead to feelings of depression, anxiety, irritability, and a sense of dissatisfaction. Part of my role is to provide a space in which together we can explore and understand these difficulties in order that we can collaboratively discover how to feel differently and create a context for change.

Relationships are an essential part of our lives, from family and friends to partners and spouses. We have a natural tendency to develop intimate and intense relationships with a few select individuals, which can bring joy and happiness. Difficulties in relationships are one of the most common causes of unhappiness, and this will often bring people into therapy. I have specific training in working with couples and families and aim to help you think about the difficulties in a manageable and safe context and work collaboratively to find solutions that are a good fit for all involved.

I offer individual psychotherapy, couples, or family work. The format psychotherapy takes is something we can discuss and think together about when we meet or talk. I work from home and work part-time within the NHS so mostly my appointments are in the evening. However, I do have some flexibility for daytime appointments if required. 

  • I am a member of the Association of Family Therapy (AFT) and I work within their code of ethics.
  • I am also a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
  • I am fully insured with Howden.
  • I have an up-to-date CRB check.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Masters in Systemic Psychotherapy - 2012
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Systemic Theory
  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Supervisor of trainee counsellors
  • Member of a counselling assessment team.

I have worked in the field of addictions for several years and am currently working for the NHS with children and families with emotional 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.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have extensive experience in working with parents who are experiencing difficulties in their relationship with their children or in managing/understanding their behaviour.

Fees

From £80.00 to £100.00

Additional information

I see clients, dependant on their needs on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis for short or long term counselling.

The fees for the session are:

  • £80 individual
  • £100 couples or families

Further information

I initially offer an assessment in which we can talk about the difficulties you are experiencing and ascertain the type and frequency of therapy I offer is going to be of benefit to you or whether there is something else that would be more suitable. This is also a time for you to ask any questions you may have.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, either by phone or email.

My mobile has an answer phone service only secure to me, also there is my email. I shall return the call if I am not available.

Either by email or phone I shall reply within 12 hours.

Thank you for taking time to read this.

Epping, Essex, CM16

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Couples
Families
Groups

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

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