My aim is to support you in improving your quality of life, whatever this means for you. It could include: more fulfilment at work, a richer life outside of work, stronger connections with others, healthier intimate relationships, or a better sex life. We will work together to identify what you hope for and what stops you from getting it. I will challenge and support you to work through any unfinished business from the past; resolve unprocessed emotions; and develop your awareness so that you can live your life more closely in line with what matters most to you.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA: Gestalt Psychotherapy Theory
Diploma: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Certificate: Humanistic and Psychodynamic Counselling
Other professional trainings:
- Advanced Training in Motivational Interviewing
- Mindfulness Teacher Training
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Systemic Constellations
- Somatic Trauma Therapy
- Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
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
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
My fee is £85/session
My experience includes working for many years with offenders in the prison service, working as a staff counsellor at London Fire Brigade, and as lead therapist at Nightingale (psychiatric) Hospital. My areas of specialty are: anxiety, depression, trauma, and sex & relationships.
How I work:
I regard therapy as a creative process between me and my client. I draw from all of my training and experience, paying close attention to the responses and the feedback from the person who I am working with. We work together to create the therapy that is most suitable for the individual. For this reason, no two therapies are alike. In all cases, a good working relationship between me and my client is fundamental.
The therapy begins with an initial 'assessment' session where we gather information about each other and make a decision as to whether we both feel that we can work well together. From there I generally suggest we work for six sessions, at which point we can review whether we both feel it is appropriate to continue working together. Therapy sessions will take place at the same time each week for fifty minutes.
Tel: 07983 537 408