BACP Accred, UKRCP
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Inevitably at times, life circumstances can find us struggling with an uncomfortable degree of distress and anxiety. Counselling can provide a safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment that enables us to explore current issues in our lives in the context of our experience. It is a creative process, which facilitates healing and change as we gain insight into our patterns of behaviour and ways of being in the world.
I see counselling as a facilitative and collaborative process which takes place within the context of the therapeutic relationship. I work with people in distress who may want to focus on a particular difficulty or on problematic areas in their lives. Equally, I welcome people wanting to engage in therapy for inner inquiry and for personal development, as well as those across the arts who may be struggling or feeling stuck in their creative process.
Training, qualifications & experience
My first area of study was in Fine Art at Goldsmith's School of Art in the 1970s.
I began my training as a therapist in the late 1990's and have been practicing as a counsellor and psychotherapist for 20 years.
I am an accredited and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
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.
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
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
£55.00 per session
My fees are £55 for an individual session and £75 for couples
When I work
I am available Monday to Thursday.
I am willing to consider a concessionary rate so please speak to me if you wish to work with me but would struggle to pay the full fee.