I am a psychoanalytic psychotherapist registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. I work with individuals, using psychoanalytic theory to draw links between the past and the present, in order to understand your present day feelings, thoughts and behaviour, and to enable you to make changes in your life.
I also offer supervision.
Training, qualifications & experience
After working for some time in other fields, I have worked as a counsellor and therapist since 1995 in the NHS, in voluntary organisations and in private practice.
I trained on the Contemporary Freudian and Independent Training Course at the West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy, qualifying in 2001.
I am a Professional Member of WMIP, registered with UKCP.
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.
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 per session. Students £40. Some other concessionary places available depending on your circumstances.
Concessions offered for
Access: there are two shallow steps up to the door of my premises, then level access inside. My consulting room is in a quiet area and parking on the road is free and unrestricted.
Public transport: ten-minute walk from bus stops in Christchurch Road, twenty-minute walk from Pokesdown railway station.
During the pandemic I am working remotely by telephone or Skype