I am a professionally qualified Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Coach. I provide long-term Psychotherapy and Counselling and also short-term solution - focused therapy, CBT and life/career coaching. I work with clients in a confidential and safe environment in which they can express, share and explore difficulties and anxieties relating to their personal, relationship or working life. I work predominently in the 'here and now' and use a number of approaches to help clients analyse problems and work out how to pursue goals and manage the process of change.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BA (Nottingham University) and an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling (Middlesex University). I have also trained to work using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and I have a certified coaching qualification (a Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming).
I am a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapists (UKCP) and I am supervised in accordance with it's regulations.
I have been practising for nearly 20 years during which time, as well as having my own practice, I have worked in the voluntary sector providing Psychotherapy and Counselling to clients, the majority of whom were referred through the NHS.
I have a legal and business background having worked in the City for 16 years before training as a psychotherapist and therefore have some understanding of how the demands of work and careers can impact on personal lives and relationships.
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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