I am an experienced psychotherapist offering one to one therapy, relationship therapy, and clinical supervision (Please see my response to the Coronavirus-Covid -19 situation below). I have been a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist since 2002 and practised within the NHS as a Highly Specialist Psychotherapist from 2006-2018. Prior to this I practised as a GP Counsellor for five years. My private practice is based in Whitstable, Kent.
In my work as a Humanistic-Psychodynamic practitioner I have gathered extensive experience in working with people who present with many different emotional and psychological difficulties such as: problematic relationships, sadness and loss, depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse, impulsive behaviours, self-harming and addiction concerns.
Emotional and psychological difficulties can become debilitating to the point they can impair the quality of our every day life. Psychotherapy provides a space in which experiences and difficult feelings can be sensitively thought about, and where you can feel heard and understood. This experience ideally leads to greater self-awareness, to better understanding of your personal relationships, and to an understanding of the psychological patterns which underlie your presenting symptoms.
In light of Coronavirus/Covid-19 and the implications that this pandemic can have on mental health, and on accessing treatment itself, I am extending my provision of non-face to face treatment to include online and also telephone support. Online and telephone support are a means of maintaining contact in a safe way and of providing treatment during periods of self-isolation.
If you would like to talk through your concerns in a private confidential setting you can arrange an initial consultation, and then from this take the time you need to consider if you want to proceed with therapy.
To arrange an appointment please telephone or send me an email with your contact details. I will then contact you at my earliest convenience.
As a UKCP registered Clinical Supervisor I offer one to one and group supervision to Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Counselling Psychologists and Clinical Psychologists.
I am a registered Psychotherapist with medical providers BUPA, AXA-PPP, WPA and VITALITY.
Training, qualifications & experience
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor
Certified Transactional Analyst
Transactional Analysis 101 Trainer
Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision
Psychology BSc Hons
Registered / Accredited
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fee for one to one therapy is £60 for a 50 minute session.
My fee for relationship therapy is £75 for a 60 minute session.
Whilst I offer a free telephone consultation to determine whether I am the right type of therapist for you, once we have agreed to meet the initial face to face or online assessment consultation is charged at my normal rate.
Appointments can be made between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday.
Provision of individual and group clinical supervision