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MBACP (Accred)

About me

I have over 20 years' experience of working as a professional in Mental Health and have worked privately as a Counsellor since 2006. I have also worked as a Secondary School Teacher with an additional pastoral role, and have many years' experience of training in life and communication skills within the commercial world. I have worked in the private health care sector, with clients suffering from eating disorders, both running groups and working with clients individually, and until October 2013 worked for an Outpatient Eating Disorder Service in the NHS. Apart from running my private practice I have also worked voluntarily in Clapham with NHS clients who are suffering from anxiety/depression, low self-esteem issues and drug and alcohol addiction.

It may be that you feel that you have reached 'breaking point', or maybe you feel 'stuck' in a difficult place and can't move on. Whatever your situation I provide a warm, non-judgmental environment for you to explore and untangle thoughts and feelings, and to confront your fears, enabling you to experience a greater sense of emotional wellbeing, more self-awareness, and a more positive view of yourself. In brief, counselling can give you the 'tools' to live a happier and more fulfilling life.

I am trained in the psycho-dynamic approach, which pays attention to past experiences that may have a negative influence on the present, but I am also committed to working in the 'here and now' to tackle immediate distress. I am also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) which is a recommended approach (NICE Guidelines) for people who have experienced single or multiple traumas leading to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I believe that it is very important to be guided by the needs and preferences of each individual client when thinking about how to move forward.

I live in a quiet, residential road in Kingston-upon-Thames, where there is off-street and unrestricted roadside parking. Norbiton (mainline) station is a 10 minute walk away.

I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor and my work is bound by the BACP Code of Ethics. Contact me in complete confidence by calling the number above, or by e-mailing.

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP accredited Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (2006)
Registered Mental Health Nurse (1983)
Registered General Nurse (1986)
Certificate of Education (Reading University) (1975)
Training in Eating Disorders (2004 and 2005)
Clinical Assessment Training (2008)
EMDR (Europe Association Approved) Training 2016
Accredited Member of the BACP

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

Fees

Additional information

£60 for one hour

When I work

Day time and evening appointments

Further information

I have 3 years' experience of working as a Voluntary Counsellor at the Richmond Counselling and Psychotherapy Service where I worked longterm with clients suffering with anxiety, depression, anger management issues and bereavement

Arundel Road, Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey, KT1 3RY

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults