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MA UKCP(reg) MBACP MCIPD

About me

Do you need help with relationship issues? Are you suffering from anxiety or depression? Are you struggling with stress in in your work or career? I provide a warm, caring, safe space for you to explore whatever you need. I also offer couples and family counselling.

In our work together, I aim to help you feel at ease so you can talk freely. I will invite you to express feelings, thoughts, memories, dreams, and we will work together to understand what it is that is troubling you. This will help you gain greater self awareness and insight, enabling you to move forward. Depending on what you need, we can work short term on specific issues or longer term in-depth psychotherapy. I work integratively, this means I combine what I feel are the best aspects of the different therapeutic approaches to working with you.

I also offer coaching; this is about helping you achieve success and fulfilment in your personal or professional life. In your personal life it's about unlocking your potential. At work this will allow you to maximise your performance and achieve your goals.

Training, qualifications & experience

In addition to my private practice I also work as a coach. I have previously worked as a counsellor at a MIND organisation, as a bereavement counsellor at a hospice and at the Arbours Crisis Centre in North London. Earlier in my career I worked in HR Management for many years and my unique blend of skills, experience and training combine to provide a professional and warm service to you.

MA in Psychotherapy & Counselling & Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy
* Diploma in Family Therapy
• Training in Bereavement & Loss
• I am an accredited member of the UKCP, BACP member and on the BACP Register, a member of the AFT (Association of Family Therapy) and the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£75.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • AXA PPP
  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

My fees are £75 per 50-minute session. I have a limited number of concession sessions available. I have recognition with BUPA, Axa Health, Aviva and Vitality Health.

When I work

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Weekday daytimes and weekday evenings

Further information

My consulting room is within easy reach of Winchester, Bishop’s Waltham, and Alresford. I offer daytime and evening appointments, please contact me to find out my current availability.

Upham, Southampton, Hampshire, SO32

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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