I offer people Psychotherapy and Counselling and also practice as an NHS professional and psychotherapist within a Community Mental Health Team
I take referrals from GP’s, companies, solicitors, concerned family members - and of course from the individual. At all times a strict policy of confidentiality is maintained.
Please feel free to email or phone for a free, no obligations, friendly chat to discuss and consider any issues or difficulties you may be experiencing and to see how I might help!
Training, qualifications & experience
B.A. - Psychology
CQSW - Psychiatric Social Work
M.Sc - Clinical Psychotherapy/Counselling
Post Grad Dipl CBT
Dipl Ericksonan Hypnotherapy and NLP
I have over 25 years experience. As a Psychotherapist and Counsellor I am fully qualified and experienced in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); and also Ericksonian therapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). Often people benefit from a combination of approaches, mixed to meet their individual need.
I am accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and by the association of Cognitive Analytic Psychotherapy (ACAT).
I am professionally employed by the NHS.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
With more serious mental health difficulties or where there is a risk of suicidal or other self–harming behaviour it may be best to work in liaison with a persons GP or Psychiatric professional who may be able to advise in terms of medication options which may work well in conjunction with Psychological Therapy.
Fees are charged at £60.00 per session. In the event of enquiry or if you wish to discuss any matter with me please do not hesitate to email or speak to me by phone. In the event of temporary unavailability please leave a message on the ansaphone and I will return your call as soon as possible.
When I work
weekends and weekdays
No issue is too small or too great to bring to counselling. It is common to feel apprehensive about seeing a therapist or to worry about what will happen. My style is warm, approachable and sensitive and there is no right thing for you to say or do. There will be plenty of opportunity to discuss matter and any questions you may have.
I suggest all new people attend an initial consultation, it is important that you feel safe and comfortable. Sessions are generally once a week at the same time and last for 50 minutes. You can end the arrangement at any time, although usually we will discuss this together.
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