My experience as an Integrative Psychotherapist, Psychologist and Counsellor has strengthened my confidence in the effectiveness of the 'talking cure' . There are several reasons for seeking therapy; in every instance it is important to feel understood by someone who you find capable and trustworthy. How well this unique combination works depends on the therapist's skills, training, experience and perhaps most of all, the mix of your qualities and theirs.
I am a registered member of the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy), a chartered member of the BPS (British Psychological Society) and an EMDR UK accredited practitioner. I offer short and longer term therapy for individuals or couples. Using an integrative approach, I draw on my understanding of the major schools of therapy to work with you according to your personality and your specific reasons for seeking support. This enables me to offer a holistic therapy that takes into account the whole, unique individual - respecting all aspects of your being: your style of thinking, emotional experiences and typical ways of relating to others.
My aim is to provide a space where you can feel supported and understood, deepening your awareness of your unique patterns of feeling, thinking and behaviour. This process of gaining insight and greater self-compassion offers the potential for you to make informed choices and experience your personal and professional life, as well as your relationships, as more fulfilling.
I am bound by the ethical frameworks of the UK Council for Psychotherapy, for good practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. As a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society I abide by the code of ethics of the BPS.
Training, qualifications & experience
DCPSYCH - Doctorate in Integrative Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy by Professional Studies
BSc (First Class Hons) Psychology and Counselling.
Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy.
Diploma, Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders.
EMDR Practitioner, accredited by EMDR UK.
In addition to my private practice, I also work within the NHS. I have worked with clients in a variety of settings including NHS primary care, Kings College Hospital, The Awareness Centre, Mind and the Metanoia Counselling and Psychotherapy Service.
I have experience of working with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, negative thoughts, low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, addictions, personality issues and abuse. An area in which I have substantial training and experience is the treatment of eating disorders and I also work with carers of people with eating disorders.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a very effective therapy for processing the effects of trauma. It is increasingly used to help people dealing with other matters such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and addictive behaviour including eating disorders.
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
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.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
EMDR Association UK
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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
Personal development and growth
Significant change in ones life circumstances
Guilt and Shame
Please contact me to discuss.
Concessions offered for
Many of the difficulties that people experience can be understood as arising from strategies or patterns that helped them manage with challenging situations in the past. These patterns were once a solution of sorts, but in time have become increasingly less effective and can stand in the way of present happiness and fulfillment. I believe in the potential for positive change and growth through greater awareness of these patterns and the development of more effective strategies for life. These principles guide me in my work with individuals from a variety of cultures and backgrounds, as well as with couples.