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I am a fully accredited and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist working in Gloucestershire and London. I help people to tackle whatever is pre-occupying or impacting them in a confidential, safe and non-judgemental space. Over the years I have learnt how creating an environment of mutual trust and respect can facilitate real life changes.
You may have a specific issue that you wish to explore such as a relationship, your work, or a recent event that has impacted you. In that case it might be appropriate for us to work together for a fairly short period of time in order to focus on this. On the other hand there may be something more deeply-rooted that is bothering you, or you may have feel that you are ready for a fuller exploration. Either way my aim is that working with me you will come to understand and trust yourself more deeply, and feel able to make informed decisions in your life.
I know that finding the right counsellor or therapist for you can be a daunting task. For this reason I have written a guide offering some suggestions as to how to go about it, which you can find on my website. If you have any other questions, then please feel free to contact me.
My orientation is integrative, which means that I have been trained to create my own personal approach by drawing on a number of different schools of therapy. In particular I am influenced by psychodynamic, relational, humanistic and body psychotherapy.
What this means is that I don’t have a single off-the-shelf approach for every person I work with. Instead we will work together to identify the areas you want to explore and how best to approach them. Underpinning all the work is the working relationship we establish together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold an Advanced Diploma and Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling from the Minster Centre, one of the oldest and most respected integrative training courses in the UK.
As well as working in private practice, I have previously worked for Transport for London’s in-house Counselling and Trauma Service, for a leading primary care trust within the NHS in central London, and as a member of the counselling team at London Metropolitan University. As a result I have worked with people from a wide variety of backgrounds, religions and cultures.
Before training as a counsellor I worked in the music and media industries, so I know from personal experience what it is like to work in highly pressured environment.
I am accredited by the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). My work is regularly supervised and I am fully insured.
I am registered with AXA and Aviva as a counselling/psychotherapy provider, so you may be eligible for therapy with me if they are your health insurer.
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
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
£60.00 - £90.00
I operate a sliding scale for fees of £90-£60, which enables me to work with people of different financial means. We will have a discussion about the amount you are able to pay when we first meet. The initial session costs £60.
When I work
I offer face-face-to-face daytime and evening sessions and also work via Skype, Zoom and FaceTime. Please feel free to contact me to see what vacancies I may have available.