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MBACP (Sen.Accred.)

About me

My experience as a therapist over nearly three decades has been extensive and varied. The different contexts in which I have worked have enriched the experience I have gained.  This has enabled me to develop helpful and creative ways of responding to those who for one reason or another are looking for Counselling.

Many of the people I see have come to work through issues in relationships or because of depression or feelings of anxiety. I also see many who have suffered losses and those who have chronic illnesses themselves or in a member of their family.

COVID-19 has brought extra challenges to many of us.   I try to provide the opportunity to address and to process some of the particular current issues which can include anxiety and a sense of disconnectedness.

The Counselling and Psychotherapy I offer aims to work gently with people.  I work towards understanding with them what is underneath and behind their difficulties so that they can be empowered to make the most of their potential.

At its best Psychotherapy is a creative process which enables people to be in touch with themselves in a liberating and enriching way and I attempt to work in this way.

I am a Senior Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I offer sessions to individuals and to couples.  I also offer SKYPE sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

My main training is psychodynamic. Wide ranging experience and further training have enabled me to adapt and use other theories when they may be appropriate and helpful

1989   Started a Private Practice
1995   Employed in the NHS as a Counsellor in Primary Care
          Started working as an Employee Assistance Counsellor. 
1992   Gained Diploma in Professional Counselling
1998   Registered with the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors
2001   Received Diploma in Psychodynamic Studies in 2001
2004   Became a Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist with the British Association for               Counselling and Psychotherapy
2005   Awarded Certificate in Life Coaching
2012   NHS employment became part of IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies)
2014   Left NHS to concentrate further on Private Practice

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Creative people

Life changes and transition

Issues arising from the COVID crisis

Cultural differences and problems

Understanding dreams

Fertility and childlessness

Serious illness

Illness in the family

Disability

Confidence and lack of confidence

Spirituality

Coaching

Loss

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

£65 for individuals. £75 for couples.
At times reduced fee places may be available.

When I work

Consultations offered between 7.30am and 6pm Mondays to Thursdays. Please contact me to know which times are currently available.

Further information

Currently all sessions are through Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, WhatsApp or audio phone calls. I hope and intend to start face to face sessions again as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.

My consulting room is in Lee in SE12, which is near to Blackheath, Lewisham, Hither Green, Eltham, Chislehurst, Greenwich, Grove Park and Bromley.
It is situated at the side of my house and has a separate entrance.
There is free parking on the road outside the house.  Buses 122, 178 and 321 stop nearby in the Eltham Road.  Lee train station is about ten minutes walk.

Lee, London, SE12 8UU

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

There are two steps into my Consulting Room. I also offer online and telephone consultations

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