Senior BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
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I have worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist for nearly 30 years, since being accredited in 1993. Alongside my private practice, I’ve worked for 11 years in the NHS and managed a large team in the university sector at LSE. As a therapist I’m interested in making sense of your difficulties, helping to find meaning and solutions to problems. I believe the quality of the therapeutic relationship is key to help you feel heard, understood and to help you overcome your difficulties. My approach is integrative with a strong psychodynamic base, drawing on 25 years experience offering cognitive behavioural therapy and other approaches.
I’ve worked with hundreds of people in private practice, as well as many GP surgeries and also clinical psychology departments in the NHS, and also at the London School of Economics and University of Westminster. I’ve also managed a large NHS counselling service, and have been the Head of Counselling and then Head of Student Wellbeing at LSE, managing a team of 30 counsellors, mental health advisers and disability advisers.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training and qualifications include:
- MSc from Birkbeck College/ British Association of Psychotherapists
- Postgraduate Diploma from the Tavistock Centre
- Diploma in Clinical Supervision from CPPD 2002
- BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist (Snr. MBACP, initial accreditation in 1993)
My experience includes:
- 11 years as a counsellor in the NHS
- 18 years as a counsellor and manager in the University sector
- 8 years as a counselling trainer (core trainer on the CPPD BACP Accredited counselling course)
- 28 years as a counsellor and psychotherapist in private practice
- 19 years as a supervisor of counsellors and therapists
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.
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.
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
£80.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
£80 for online and in person sessions
When I work
Sessions may be available at different times in the day and evening across weekdays. Please get in touch if you wish to make an enquiry.
I'm currently working on Zoom, seeing people in the UK and many countries at present. I have been offering in person appointments, and this remains subject to review, in line with changing government advice.