BA (Hons) MSc MBACP MUKCP
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Hello and welcome to my profile page. I am a UKCP-registered clinical psychotherapist offering short and long-term therapy in Surrey and London.
Most of my work is with clients experiencing depression, low mood or anxiety. I understand that the process of therapy may appear daunting and that the first steps take a lot of courage. I also believe we all possess the capacity to make new meaning of our lives and experiences to ease any distress we may experience.
The cornerstone of my work with you will be to try to understand your experiences as you perceive them, to respect and accept you as you are and to work with you at your speed with whatever you wish to bring. I am wholly committed to ethical practice and as a registered member of the UKCP and the BACP, abide by their ethical guidelines.
As your therapist I will provide a safe environment where you can reflect confidentially with my non-judgemental support. I offer a free initial 30 minute phone consultation to all potential clients for you to decide whether you wish to proceed.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed a five-year training programme which included a placement in the NHS on an acute mental health ward. I was awarded a clinical diploma from Metanoia Institute in London and a master’s degree with distinction from Middlesex University. I enjoy writing and am also a published academic author.
Before becoming a psychotherapist, I spent over twenty years working in the communications industry and as a result I also have a special interest in helping clients with work related issues such as stress, work-life balance and conflict resolution.
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 (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.
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
Sessions cost between £65 and £90.
When I work
I can see clients on Monday to Friday from 9am to 9pm and on Saturdays from 9am to 12pm.
I offer a free initial 20 minute phone consultation to all potential clients for you to decide whether you wish to proceed.