I am a British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) registered adult therapist. My work is governed by the BACP code of ethics. I am also a United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) registered child and adolescent psychotherapist and provide therapy (short and long term) to both adults and young people in Milton Keynes and the surrounding area.
Since 2011, I have provided one to one therapy for a range of organisations based in Milton Keynes and London. Two of these delivered specialised therapy: one to young people (aged between 11-25) and the other to female survivors of domestic violence. I currently work for Womens’ Aid and provide therapy to children, adolescents and female adult survivors of domestic violence . I also have my own private practice and have worked with clients on issues which include abuse including sexual abuse, trauma, domestic violence, self harm, low self-esteem and confidence, identity, cultural issues, transition, loss, anger, anxiety, stress, depression, and relationship issues. I am also experienced in taking referrals via Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP), which are offered by many employers.
My clients have come from a range of backgrounds and so I have experience of, and more importantly a great respect for difference/diversity based on grounds which include age, sex, religion, ethnic and cultural background and sexual orientation. I have an interest in how these kinds of differences influence our behaviours and emotional health. I also have an interest in working with trauma and have received post qualifying training in this area.
Training, qualifications & experience
Masters Degree in Integrative Counselling, 2012
Masters Degree in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling, 2019
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have particular experience of working with trauma and abuse, and have received post-qualification experience in both. I also have an interest in working with children and young people and am currently working for a domestic violence organisation providing one to one therapy to children and adolescents affected by this.
Weekdays and Evening appointments are available
Please see my website for further information - http://talkingtherapymk.co.uk/about-me/