I offer individual sessions and work with people in weekly ongoing groups (on Wednesday and Thursdays, in the afternoon or evening). I also offer supervision for practitioners. There are occasional one or two day weekend personal development groups that feature Bioenergetics or Psychodrama and one day theme workshops on the following topics: Anger, All Angles; Facing Up To Shame; Shock and Stress; Body Image, Discovery and Change; Sexualities and Suppressions; The Rainbow of Desire (oppression); Life on Earth (ecotherapy). These are issues that I have a particular interest in and a great deal of experience of helping people with.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been in practice for 30 years, based at and a member of The Open Centre, the long established independent personal growth centre. My accreditations are with the United Kingdom Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners, The National Counselling Society and the European Association of Body Psychotherapy.
I am a graduate of three trainings - The Institute for the Development of Human Potential (2 years), The Institute of Psychotherapy and Social Studies (3 years) and the British Association of Analytical Body Psychotherapists. I am in regular supervision and meet for intervision with my peers in a full member group of The Independent Practitioner Network (IPN). I have served on the Board of the UKAHPP.
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.
United Kingdom Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners (UKAHPP)
UKAHPP is a national accrediting organisation for all those who apply the theories of Humanistic Psychology in their work. The UKAHPP is an independent member organisation of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the UK Register of Counsellors.
The Association is made up of a number of different membership classes e.g. Associate Members, Affiliate Members, Full Members, each with different requirements for entry. Full Members may use the initials 'MAHPP' after their names, and have undergone a rigorous accreditation procedure relevant to their discipline.
All members of the Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners must commit to acceptance of the UKAHPP Code of Ethical Principles, the UKAHPP Code of Practice, the UKAHPP Ethical Review Procedure and the UKAHPP Complaints Procedure.
National Counselling Society (NCS)
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
Weekly groups £35 per two and a half hour session, £28 per two hour session. £70 per 55 minute individual session. Weekend groups 10am-6pm £70 one day, Theme workshops £75.