I am a warm, respectful therapist and supervisor, offering individual &couples work, alongside organisational development. I have over twenty five years of work experience within the NHS including as specialist advisor to commissioners of NHS and non-statutory services.
I have served as Board Chair and Board Director for UKAHPP (Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners) an accrediting body for psychotherapists. I am a trained Cruse Bereavement Counsellor (National Bereavement Care Organisation www.cruse.org.uk) co-founder of the Thallo Practice an independent counselling service & part of Cancer Counselling London.
I believe that therapy will provide you with a safe and confidential place to discuss and explore your experiences and the support you are looking for. Therapy will support you to be who you are and to have the confidence to live life in more meaningful and engaged ways.
I offer regular reviews to look at how the work and therapeutic relationship is progressing. This on-going review of the work ensures that the issues you want to work on are being addressed. If you are considering therapy, either short or long term, individual, couples or organisations then please feel free to contact me for an initial consultation.I practice from The Thallo Practice EC1R 1UL, a short walk from Angel, Kings Cross, Islington, Chancery Lane, Barbican, Farringdon and Russell Square stations. There is also a very good bus service serving Roseberry Avenue No.s 17, 19, 38, 45, 46, 63, 341.
Individual therapy provides an environment in which you are supported to develop the skills necessary for managing your self and your relationships in new, satisfying and emotionally responsive ways.
Couples therapy provides an environment in which to explore relationship issues. These range from improving communication skills, increasing intimacy, addressing differences in sexual desire and contact, conflict resolution or a generalised feeling of being stuck or unsatisfied. When working with couples, I focus on the relationship, the dynamics and patterns of relating that feel at best unhelpful or unsatisfying and at worst destructive. Therapy can support a deepening of contact and the ending of destructive patterns of relating.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a graduate of the Spectrum Training Programme, a Centre for Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (www.spectrumtherapy.co.uk); an Associate member of the UK Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners (www.ahpp.org.uk) ; a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (www.bacp.co.uk/) and an accredited member of UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy). I work within an ethical framework as set out in the codes of practice of my professional body.
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.
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.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
To ensure that I can provide my services to a wide range of clients fees are set on a sliding scale with some low cost places available
Individuals - £70.00 - £125.00
Couples - £85.00 - £130.00
Organisational Work - fee structure to be negotiated according to work commissioned
Daytime, Evening and Weekends
Accredited with the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP)
Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
& The Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners (UKAHPP)