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UKCP Psychotherapist, BACP(Snr.Acred) Supervisor, MSc

About me

I have 30 years experience of providing counselling and psychotherapy. If you are struggling with how you feel about yourself or your life why not get in touch with me and we can see if we could work together to change things.

As a therapist I aim to bring those I work with closer to the centre of the circle of their own lives. Like the rings within a tree, we are that inner central ring which can become damaged or misshapen by trauma and loss. I seek to discover a deeper knowing of that inner self in order to heal and recover. 

I offer a warm, supportive, and inquisitive space where we explore what isn’t working in your life or relationships, where we can work together to help you make the connections you need to make, to find resolution and move on.

I am a graduate of Metanoia in 1998 and formerly the Director of Services at The Minster Centre in London, where I oversaw the delivery of counselling and psychotherapy services to the most disadvantaged in our society. I have worked in mental health services for over 30 years providing counselling services in both the voluntary and private sector. I have worked within the private sector working with employee assistance programmes and with Aviva, Care First, Moving Minds, and The Priory.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc Pscyhotherapy 1998
BACP Accredited Supervisor 2010
Diploma in Counselling 1992
Brief Solution Therapy 1993
Diploma Integrative Clinical Supervision 1997
Diploma GPTI Psychotherapy 1998
Life Coaching 2000-2001
EMDR Level III 2008

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

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.

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Working with carers
Sexual abuse
Supervision

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Fees

From £55.00 to £75.00
Free initial online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva

Additional information

Each session: 50 minutes
Individual £55
Couples £75
EMDR 1 £75

Single Session Therapy 1.5 hours £150


Supervision £60 for 1 hour, £90 for 1.5 hours

When I work

I have availability for online therapy or supervision. I am not offering face to face work at present.

Further information

My approach is humanistic. Emotional problems may arise when people are prevented by their circumstances from realising their full potential, the aim of therapy is to increase insight and self-development. In order to discover where you are going you need to know exactly where you are now. In order to do this, we look closely at aspects of your present life and relationships. I aim to help you to find out what stops you from being the person you feel you really are, and to make the changes that will help you to feel more genuinely yourself.

I work with both individuals and couples counselling. With individuals I can work on short or long term therapy dealing with a wide variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, bereavement and anger management. When providing couple counselling I work with the relationship issues presented.

Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

Online only

Additional languages

None

Supervision

Online
Phone

BACP (Snr. ACcred). UKCP. MSc Psychotherapy. I have 30 years experience of providing counselling and psychotherapy.

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