I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with over 15 years of experience working in a variety of settings, including the N.H.S and private practice. My understanding over the many years I have worked in the counselling profession is that each one of us is unique. We are shaped by our experiences, our relationships and the way we interpret what has happened to us. Finding equilibrium can be difficult and our emotions can sometimes overwhelm us. I personally suffered post-natal depression in 1982 and did not know at the time how to get help.
I value our differences and my approach offers a warm, accepting, non-judgemental environment. I work with individuals, couples, families, groups and young people. I offer a combined approach including CBT, psychodynamic and relaxation techniques. I have published a book with Professor Jane Plant describing my own experiences called "Beating Stress, Anxiety and Depression" using my maiden name Janet Stephenson.
I have full professional indemnity insurance and abide by the British Psychological Society's Code of Practice. I am an Associate Fellow of the BPS and am 'Health Professions Council' registered.
Sessions are completely private and confidential.
Training, qualifications & experience
Westminster Pastoral Foundation Diploma
12 years, Richmond Royal Hospital
1 year Osea Island (Private clinic)
1 year Wimpole Street
2 years Cancer clinic with Professor Jane Plant
5 years teaching/supervising, RACC
1 year Harley Street
Published Author of "Beating Stress, Anxiety and Depression"
Associate Fellow of British Psychological Society (BPS)
Member of the British Association Counselling Practitioners (MBACP)
Member of Institute for Learning (IFL)
Registered with the Health Professions Council
Registered / Accredited
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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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Bereavement, Anger Management, Couples Counselling
For individuals, each 50 minute session is £50 and payment is required each session.
For couples, each session is £70 and the same applies.
I am registered with BUPA, AXA PPP, Validium and The Treatment Network which sometimes means your fees will be covered, providing you have a referral letter.
I work during the day, evenings and week-ends and am flexible in finding a time-slot that suits you. My practice is in Twickenham and is easily accessible by car - there is parking outside, train - either St. Margarets or Twickenham Station are a 5 minute walk.