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About me

I am a professional UKCP Registered Psychotherapeutic counsellor and BACP Accredited Psychodynamic Counsellor with over 19 years' experience, practising in the centre of Hitchin. I am particularly interested in the areas of loss, bereavement, depression and relationship difficulties. I hold an Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and offer both long term and brief therapy for individuals. Counselling is an opportunity to talk about whatever is troubling you with someone who is not involved in your personal life. Together, we can explore your problems, often linking issues from the past to the present, so that patterns of behaviour can be understood and changed. I will not tell you what to do but will encourage you to find your own answers so that you may then find more successful ways of resolving difficulties in everyday life. This may be a painful process, but the changes that do occur will be the ones that you make yourself.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.
Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision
Post Graduate Medical Federation certificate in working with dying and bereaved
UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) Registered
BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) Accredited
UKRC (United Kingdom Register of Counsellors) Registered
CPC (Counsellors & Psychotherapists in Primary Care) Registered

CRB checked

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

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.

UKCP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life changes.
general unhappiness.
Counselling students in training

Fees

Additional information

I charge £45 per session, although this may be negotiable.

When I work

Mondays and Friday afternoons Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings

Further information

If you would like to book an appointment for an initial session so that we can discuss whether you feel that counselling would be helpful, please leave a message on my answer phone and I will call you back.

107 Bancroft, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1NB

Type of session

In person

Supervision

In person

I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision and am particularly interested in supervising counsellors working in GP surgeries.

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