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 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
£50.00 per session
My fees are £50 for an individual session and £70 for couples.
I will consider concessionary rates if you wish to work with me and would find it difficult to manage the fee
I am generally available Monday to Thursday