I am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist with over 25 years experience of therapeutic work with adults and young people.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and of the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC) and I abide by the code of ethics of both these professional bodies.
Can talking about the things which are troubling you really help ?
I believe it can.
Many people experience a time in their lives when anxieties seem to overwhelm them. Talking about your fears and anxieties in a safe, non-judgmental space with an experienced, qualified counsellor and psychotherapist can allow you to explore your emotional issues and help you come to terms with them.
My therapeutic approach can help you to explore and understand the less obvious, unconscious aspects of your thoughts, feelings and behaviour. I believe that gaining insight into the nature of underlying emotional conflicts can bring insight and a sense of relief which opens up the possibility of changing unhelpful patterns, that were previously repeated without self-awareness.
If you are feeling you need to talk about matters that are causing you anxiety and concern, contact me for a free consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Clinical Studies Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF)
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, Roehampton University
Master of Arts in Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Sheffield
Bachelor of Philosophy in Child Care and Education, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Teachers Certificate, Institute of Education, University of London
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Feelings of under-achievement ;
unresolved issues from the past ;
the loss of a sense of purpose in life ;
other loss, including bereavement, divorce and redundancy ;
family conflicts ;
emotional recovery from serious illness or injury.
My fees are £40. I am committed to making my services widely available and I offer concessionary fees in specific circumstances. Fees are agreed at the initial consultation.
I provide external professional supervision to managers and practitioners in social care, education and child care settings.