I am a registered and accredited member of BACP and a therapist with many years of training and experience in helping people with a diverse range of difficulties. I am also a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.
The therapy I offer is generally short-term and I work integratively drawing on my knowledge of a broad collection of approaches. I respect the uniqueness of every client and aim to tailor the therapy to each client's specific needs. The flexibility of approach extends to how sessions are structured and, working collaboratively with each client, we can establish: session length, frequency, intervals, location (home visits may be available if appropriate) and times.
As well as providing a counselling service to individuals, I am also a relationship therapy specialist who has worked with individuals (children, young people and adults), couples and families since starting practicing with Relate in 2003.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc. in Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Goldsmiths College - University of London)
PG Dip. in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (IAPT Programme) (Royal Holloway - University of London)
Dip. THP (N-SHAP)
Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (NCH & NCFE)
Post Graduate Certificate in Systemic Practice (Universtiy of Bedfordshire/KCCF)
Certificate in Marital & Couple Counselling (Relate)
Further training in:
Therapeutic Mediation (Relate)
Clinical Practicum in Systemic Practice (KCCF)
BACP Registered and Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
Private practice: I have worked in private practice for several years, offering therapeutic assistance for a very broad range of issues. As well as client self referrals, I welcome referrals from health insurance companies, GPs, EAPs and business.
Relate: I was a relationship counsellor for 7 years until April 2010, working with individuals, couples & families experiencing relationship difficulties. Under Relate's contract with West Herts PCT, I have also provided time-limited counselling to individual patients referred by GP surgeries, often suffering with mild to moderate anxiety and/or depression. I also worked with a local authority in setting up a project and providing therapeutic mediation and counselling to people at risk of homelessness. I have more recently helped to set up family counselling projects in local Children's Centres.
The Place2Be: I was a School Project Manager, based in a large London primary school for 5 years. Having set up the project from scratch, I provided therapeutic support to pupils, teachers and parents, as well as managing and supervising a team of counsellors.
NHS: I was a High Intensity CBT Therapist in primary care. I have experience of working in several primary and secondary care settings.
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.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
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
I also offer hypnotherapy and NLP which can help with many emotional issues as well as smoking cessation and weight management.
Please contact me to discuss the fee for individual and couple sessions, whether you are funding the sessions yourself or through health insurance as I am an approved therapist with many of the major health insurance companies. Fees for home visits are higher and negotiated on the basis of the travel involved and time away from the office.
8.00am to 8.00pm Monday to Friday 8.00am to 3.00pm Saturday
All my private practice work is supervised by NHS Clinical Leads (in their roles as a private clinical supervisors).