I am a queer friendly, neuro-diverse friendly practitioner with 15 years' experience seeing clients for a wide range of issues. I work existentially which means that I don't label, diagnose or pathologise your experiences. Life is challenging for all of us and I help clients discover their own meanings and resources. You are the expert on your life and you already have within you everything you need to face your current challenges.
I have experience in a wide range of areas, but have a particular interest in those experiencing discrimination due to gender, sexuality, neuro-diversity or disability, workplace bullying and mobbing, and those who are experiencing or have experienced narcissistic abuse in their family of origin or romantic relationships.
Training, qualifications & experience
HPC registered Counselling Psychologist
BPS Chartered Psychologist
Member of the Society of Existential Analysis
- BSc in Pscychology
- Foundation Year in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Doctorate in Counselling Psychology.
- Certificate in Existential Supervision and Group Leadership
Claremont Psychotherapy Service (2005-2008)
Turning Point Drug and Alcohol Agency (2006-2008)
Private practice (since 2008)
I have experience of working with clients of varied cultural backgrounds, sexualities and gender identities.
I abide by the BPS code of ethics and the HCPC standards of proficiency.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have particular experience in the following areas:
abuse, adolescents, alcohol, anxiety, divorce, domestic violence, existential issues, gender, identity, lesbian issues, parenting (particularly lone parenting and children with special needs), relationships, sexuality, women's issues.
Individuals - £65 between 9am - 5pm, £70 from 5pm onwards for 50 minutes.
Couples - £75 between 9am -5pm, £80 from 5pm onwards for 60 minutes.
Supervision - £70 per hour between 9am and 5pm, £75 per hour from 5pm onwards.
Thursdays and Fridays; some limited evening availability.