I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist and counsellor working in private practice. I have been practising as a counsellor since 1995 as a psychotherapist sunce 1999.
My way of working is Integrative-relational. This means that I draw on a range of different theories to support my work. It also means that I believe that, when you are in counselling, it is the relationship between you and your counsellor that is most important in supporting you when you are distressed, helping you to have insight into yourself and your relationships, and finding new ways to take your life forward. Because of this, it is important to me to create a warm and respectful relationship where you feel safe enough to explore and come to terms with what may be troubling you.
If i saw you individually, I would normally see you for weekly 50 minute sessions, either for a fixed time (for example for six or twelve weeks) or for longer, more open-ended time if we agree that together.
I also work with couples, again for 50 minute sessions, though not always weekly.
And I run group therapy sessions.
I am a member of UKCP and of the Metanoia Institute and I abide by both of these bodies Code of Ethics. My work is supervised by a senior practitioner.
In addition to working with clients, I also supervise counsellors and teach masters psychotherapy students.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Integrative Psychotherapy (Metanoia Institute) 1999
UKCP registration since 1999
Certificate in Counselling 1989
Counsellor since 1995
Psychotherapist since 1999
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
Full fee: £65 per 50min individual session
£90 per 50min couples session
£40 per group therapy session
I also offer a limited number of low cost places (minimum £45).