I am a BACP Senior Acccredited Counsellor and Accredited Supervisor, working therapeutically with adult individuals and couples, short and long term. I have been working as a Counsellor/Therapist since 1993. I have worked in a G.P.Practice, for a voluntary organisation, and have been in private practice since 1995.
My approach is humanistic and integrative; with a theoretical underpinning embracing both psychodynamic and primal models (my basic training), I incorporate understandings from other models in which I have received shorter trainings and/or supervision.
As such, my aim is to offer a safe space where you can explore difficulties you are having in your life; whether this is to unlock and work through deep-seated, long standing issues which may have been hidden for years, or to look at a current personal problem and to understand and define the options that are necessary for you to get on with your life. With supportive and non-judgemental suport the therapeutic process can help you to develop your own coping skills and draw on your own resources; at best, to come into relationship with yourself, the esence of who you really are.
I also offer individual and group supervision
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (Univ.Herts)(1994)
Primal Therapy Pracitioner Certificate (Brighton).(1994)
Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision (Univ.Herts)(2001)
Introduction to CBT (50 hours,2007)
Level 1 & Level 2 Lifespan Integration.(2010)
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Currently my fees are £50 for individuals, £60 per couple, per hourly session.
My fees are reviewed annually in September