I'm a qualified integrative counsellor, psychotherapist and coach, bringing together aspects of recognised approaches in the way that suits you best. In addition to my private practice I work at an NHS GP surgery and have a number of years experience as an honorary counsellor at the Psychosynthesis Trust.
I work with adults at all stages of life and with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, relationship problems and sexual and emotional abuse. I have a special interest and experience in Asperger's Syndrome, work-related issues and the later stages of life.
My style is relational, warm and completely accepting. As a Registered Member of BACP, I work within its ethical framework. I attend regular clinical supervision to support my work and invest in my continued professional and personal development as a counsellor.
It's courageous to take the first step to find a therapist. If you feel ready I hope you will take the next one. When I receive your email I'll contact you to arrange a session for us to get to know each other and decide if we'd like to work together. People often feel the benefits of this very first session in being able to clarify their thoughts and have someone's complete attention.
If we decide to work together we will agree six sessions initially and then review. At that stage we could agree to continue with another six sessions, with open-ended therapy or to finish our work together. Review and reflection is an integral part of ongoing therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling from the Psychosynthesis Trust. The course is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and awarded by Middlesex University.
I bring to counselling and coaching many years of experience helping people realise their potential. For over fifteen years I was a consulting director at professional services firm PwC, coaching leaders, developing teams and creating work environments where people felt valued and motivated. I worked in both public and private sectors.
I have an MA in Creative Writing and Personal Development from the University of Sussex and an MSc in Human Resource Management from Southbank University.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. 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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Available daytime and evenings. I'll always get back to you within 24 hours.