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I work with all addictions with a special interest in food addiction/overeating/obesity. My work also includes helping overcome stress, anxiety and depression. Sometimes these are linked with addictive behaviours and sometimes they are not. My journey to becoming qualified and working in this area began as a result of my own suffering from an eating disorder and food addiction and ultimately getting into recovery. I started my own journey of recovery at the end of the eighties. Today I feel privileged to be working in this particular field sharing my experience, strength, optimism and professional knowledge in the unwavering hope that all my clients will walk free from the destructive eating behaviours that can take over all thought processes and be so damaging.
I have an integrative approach which means I am able to use several modalities in my work and tailor make my work to suit whatever the client is presenting. I deal with psychological, physical, emotional and the spiritual aspect of an individual. I help you to make the changes that you are struggling to make and find purpose and meaning in life.
I place the therapeutic relationship and compassionate work as the most important aspect of my counselling. Trust building is fundamental in the therapy room. My professional and personal experience informs my work and helps to establish the trust between myself and my client.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Masters Degree in Addiction Counselling, I am an Advanced Practitioner Member and Accredited Member of Addiction Professionals and I am a registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).I have personal experience of an eating disorder and food addiction and have been in recovery since 1990.
I have been working in an addictions treatment centre since 2004 and am the lead counsellor/group facilitator for the eating disorders/food addiction group.
I am fully experienced in working with all addictions and have a special interest in working with eating disorders/obesity.
I study over 40 hours of CPD each year and present my own workshops to health professionals.
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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.
Addiction Professionals is a voluntary registration body and network for the addictions sector. We have a growing and diverse membership of practitioners working in the addictions sector, including behavioural addictions.
Accredited register membership
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Love and Sex Addiction, Self-harm, Prescription drug addiction, Over-the-counter drug addiction, food addiction, compulsive overeating, obesity.
£65.00 - £75.00
Free initial telephone session
Face to face sessions in St. Albans and on Zoom £75
Face to face sessions in London £85
When I work
Please contact me for availability.
- CPD 1 - Working therapeutically with obesity looking at food addiction and binge eating disorder.
- CPD 2 - Understanding anorexia and bulimia. How can we support and work with sufferers?
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