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MA, MSc, MBACP(Snr Accred)

About me

I am a fully qualified psychodynamic counsellor and psychoanalytic psychotherapist, with BACP, BPC, UKCP and BAPPS accreditation and over 20 years of experience, during which I have worked with people from a wide variety of different backgrounds. I work from my consulting room in Uxbridge, which is easily accessible by bus or tube, and is a 10 minute walk from the town centre. There is ample parking available in my road for a very small charge. I am available Monday to Friday between the hours of 8am and 6 pm (last appointment time). My consulting room is ground floor, but there are a few steps to my front door. In some circumstances, I offer online and telephone sessions. I am also a qualified supervisor.

Training, qualifications & experience

2010: Diploma in Supervision (SAP)
2009:Certificate in Supervision (SAP)
2007: Certificate in Working With Eating Disorders (WPF)
2004: Qualification in Individual Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (WPF)
1999: Advanced/Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (WPF)
1995:Certificate in Counselling Skills and Attitudes (WPF). Accompanied by voluntary counselling placement.
1975: AMIPM (Slough College of Technology).
1974: MSc in Microbiology (Oxford).
1971: BA in Biochemistry (Oxford).

I have worked in private practice since 1999, and have also undertaken time-limited work for EAP's. In addition, I supervise for one day a week in an adolescent counselling service and also in my private practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

I have experience in working with adolescents and am DBS checked.

Fees

£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

£55 with some negotiation in cases of financial hardship.

When I work

Monday to Thursday 8am to7pm (last session 6pm); Friday 11 am to 6 pm (last session 5 pm).

32 Derby Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 2ND

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

Ground floor