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About me

I believe in the capacity of every person to live authentically and wholeheartedly and be true to who they are. Everyone goes through difficult periods where life seems to go off the rails, where we feel overwhelmed by anxiety or feel depressed, and sometimes we need a bit of help to find our balance again. Counselling and psychotherapy help us process uncomfortable or painful experiences, and they can also put us more deeply in touch with who we are, enabling us to live a richer, fuller life. Even if it doesn't feel like it right now, you have taken an important first step by deciding to seek help.

In my therapeutic approach I draw primarily from Transactional Analysis, creating an open, transparent and supportive environment where we work in partnership towards agreed goals. I see psychotherapy as a process of finding and celebrating the unique spirit of every individual.

In addition to individual therapy, I run weekly groups that offer a powerful way of gaining insight into who we are in relationship with others. Group therapy is not a 'diluted' form of individual therapy - rather, it is a way of understanding ourselves through our impact on others and their impact on us. Groups teach us to be more authentic with ourselves and more honest and direct in all our relationships.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a BA (Hons) in Psychology and am a Certified Transactional Analyst (Psychotherapy). Prior to training as a psychotherapist, I spent 25 years working as a researcher the area of human motivation and behaviour change. I have worked across several cultures and have a unique understanding of the stresses created by diverse cultural identities as well as the stresses of the modern workplace. I have particular experience working with depression, anxiety, and issues of isolation and loss.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & 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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £75.00 to £90.00
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • AXA PPP

Additional information

I charge £90 for a 50 minute individual session, and offer a sliding scale from £75 to anyone who has affordability constraints.

Group therapy costs £30 per person per week for a two-hour group, and I ask for a commitment of 12 weeks if you join a group.

Because it is important to feel comfortable with your therapist to get value from the process, I offer a free, no-obligations first session. This is an exploratory session that gives us both a chance to understand how we can work together.

Further information

I offer face-to-face sessions as well as online sessions on zoom.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom