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UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist, BSc.(Hons) Psychology

About me

At the age of 19, I became involved in psychotherapy groups, which had a strongly humanistic and feminist viewpoint. Over the next few years, this involvement developed into long term psychotherapy training and analysis, whilst I also obtained an honours degree in psychology.

My main interest in psychotherapy has always been empowerment. Often women and men suffer a lot of unfair and confusing treatment in life.

To understand our situation and ourselves we need time, space and encouragement. We need a caring environment where someone has the time to listen to us, rather than being judged or labelled.

My main interest in working with people is looking at the purpose and meaning of our lives. How to change unhappiness, or anxiety, or dissatisfaction into fulfilment, enjoyment and success.

For the past 41 years, I have been providing individual and couple therapy. I supervise other psycho-therapists and provide supervision and facilitation for various charities.

UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist.

I was one of the first psychotherapists to be accredited by UKCP in 1993 when they were formed.

I work with individuals, couples and groups.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • UK Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners  Accredited Psychotherapist
  • UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist
  • UKCP Approved Supervisor
  • I have been in private practice as a psychotherapist for nearly 40 years.

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.

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.

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.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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).

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

A sliding scale from £60 for 60 mins.

When I work

I am available weekdays and evenings and Saturday mornings.

Further information

I work with people in all areas of counselling and psychotherapy, from relationship problems to anxiety, and finding meaning in life.

The way I work depends upon what is most effective for each individual person, from CBT to psychodynamic and existential therapy or mindfulness practice.

The most important thing I believe is to work from a Humanistic perspective... the client always comes first, not the theory.

For therapy to be useful, the most important factor is the relationship of equality and trust that we can develop.

Sutton, Surrey, SM1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups

Key details

Phone, Skype, FaceTime

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