I am a UKCP Registered Gestalt Psychotherapist. I work in private practice with individuals and couples. I offer supervision for counsellors, psychotherapists and other professionals.
I have 30 years' experience of helping people recover from stress, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, abuse and effects of physical and psychological trauma.
I have also worked extensively with those seeking creative directions for their lives through the resolution of persistent conflicts and patterns, as well as those experiencing major life transitions, such as bereavement, retirement, divorce, redundancy etc.
Having worked for many years in a GP surgery, I have extensive experience of short-term, focused work, in addition to my experience of working with Post Traumatic Stress issues. I am also available to work medium and long-term where appropriate.
Training, qualifications & experience
I started training at the Metanoia Psychotherapy Training Institute in London in 1987, and completed my Gestalt Psychotherapy Diploma in 1991. I have been working with clients since 1988 in private practice and also have 8 years' experience within the NHS.
I have maintained my professional competence through ongoing supervision and by attending courses with leading practitioners including trainings in professional supervision and couples work.
In 2003/4 I attended a year's training in Systemic Constellations Work and I include systemic thinking in my approach.
I am a registered member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the Gestalt Psychotherapy Training Institute (GPTI).
I hold the Diploma in Supervision from the Centre for Staff Team Development, Bath, and offer supervision for counsellors, psychotherapists and other professionals.
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
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
working with people in crisis to do with life transitions e.g. from higher education into working life;
difficulties of adjustment to becoming a parent;
losses not to do with bereavement e.g. separation/divorce, break-up of friendship or business association;
onset of disability/illness;
the impact of the experience of boarding-school education (sometimes termed boarding school survivor syndrome).
Individual therapy £65 per 50 minute session
Supervision: £75 per session.
I offer fee reductions for trainee counsellors and therapists and those on low incomes. Please discuss at first contact.
I see clients in Steyning, West Sussex.
I prefer to structure the work, including frequency of sessions and duration of counselling/therapy, to meet the needs of the client in negotiation with them.
I consider regular progress reviews to be important.
Counselling by telephone or Skype is available for those who have had an initial face-to-face consultation.