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Registered/MBACP Snr Accred. Counsellor/Clinical Supervisor

About me

In private practice since 2003, I know that the heart of effective counselling is the experience of trust in the therapist. The focus and pace of sessions are your choice.

People come to counselling for a range of concerns, which broadly fall into: managing a sudden crisis, resolving past experiences, understanding themselves better.  The last two years or so have often meant an unprecedented experience of anxiety or loss for many of us.

I suggest we start by a phone call or Zoom conversation. Others prefer to outline a focus by email.  We can then agree to start meeting or discuss other options.

As an integrative counsellor, I bring the right approach to suit your specific needs. Some people prefer a structured approach or to use aspects of CBT; others may prefer a more psychodynamic method to help understand past experiences in depth.

I provide a supportive and reflective environment in which we can work, giving you time and space.  Being non-judgemental is key to my work.

ABOUT ME
Years ago in a pastoral context I supported those going through bereavement. This was after I had been through a number of losses in a very short time, including friends dying in the bombing at Lockerbie.

A few years later I became seriously ill.  Afterwards I had a block of time limited counselling. This helped me sort through how I was feeling and reacting to the consequences and impact of the illness, including losing my job.

The above two experiences of listening to and being listened to are part of what led me to become a counsellor.  I believe in the power of therapy through personal experience.

I'm interested the process of creativity. I used to work in an art gallery but I can't draw or paint. Being creative to me seems close to playing, enjoying being in the moment, from cooking to gardening, personally and professionally.

How do I work?

Either after having spoken or by email, we arrange an initial session after which we can agree to work for 6 sessions. Then we review how things are going.

The first stage is to get more awareness of what is happening now, so we understand key factors including influences, experiences and beliefs. This mapping of experience gives us a platform to think about change.

We can then work together to identify what could be different and begin to put those different ways of behaving and responding into action.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Senior Accred. Supervisor of Individuals BACP May 2022
  • Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems 2018
  • Annual training workshops at London Centre for Psychodrama : 2015-2018
  • Further on going professional development in supervision of groups and reflective practice
  • Foundation in Art Therapy British Association of Art Therapy  2013
  • Cognitive Behavioural Training Wimbledon Guild 2011
  • Working with Couples Epsom Counselling Service 2009 – 2010
  • Diploma in Individual and Group Supervision Cascade Training Associates 2007
  • Modules in Groupwork Metanoia 2004 – 2006
  • Use of Sandtray 2004
  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling Kingston College 2003
  • Advanced Diploma in Pastoral Care and Counselling Techniques Barnabas House 1994

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKRCP

United Kingdom Register of Counsellors / Psychotherapists (UKRCP) (UKRCP)

The UKRCP is a voluntary register of Counsellors / Psychotherapists held by BACP. A condition of registration is accreditation with either BACP, COSCA, UKAHPP or FDAP.

Registered practitioners are entitled to be known as a UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor / Psychotherapist.

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva

Additional information

  • £70.00 per weekly session (individuals)
  • I have some reduced rate places, please ask for further details

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Tues to Thurs 8.00am to 7.50pm. The last session is at 7.00pm ending at 7.50pm.

Further information

I am registered with Aviva and CBT Clinics.  Please ask for details.

Wimbledon, SW19

Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT2

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Additional languages

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

Being trusted as a therapist by my supervisor has been key in my development as a practitioner. So trust between us in working together is crucial.

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