I am a qualified,experienced Adult Psychotherapist working in Tunbridge Wells. I am registered with UKCP, BPC and FPC (wpf) and adhere to the ethics of these organisations.
I offer a confidential, secure setting in which to discuss whatever is troubling you, whether it is a specific current problem , a longer standing emotional difficulty, a sense of being unfulfilled in your life for no identifiable reason, or perhaps you may be simply curious to find out more about yourself.
While recognising how important early life experiences are in forming an individual, understanding current difficulties in relation to the past are only part of the whole. If you come to psychotherapy you will be encouraged to talk about your feelings, thoughts and dreams as these often enable better understanding of ourselves to develop.
My practice is easily reached from Tunbridge Wells B.R.Station by foot ( 10 mins). There is some free parking nearby and also a fee paying public car park within 10 minutes walk.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained with Westminster Pastoral Foundation (wpf),one of the leading training organisations in the field and obtained qualifications in:-
wpf Individual Psychodynamic Psychotherapy licensed to practice twice weekly.
wpf Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.
I am also a trained Cruse bereavement counsellor and assessor.
Professional Member of :-
The Foundation for Counselling and Psychotherapy (FPC)
UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Psychoanalytic Council
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
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.
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
All enquiries are confidential. You do not need to be referred by a G.P.
If you would like to discuss how psychotherapy may be helpful to you I offer an initial consultation during which any queries or concerns you may have can be discussed.This is also an opportunity to explore whether a psychotheraputic approach may be of benefit to you. There is no obligation for you proceed past this meeting.
Initial consultation generally lasting 60- 90 minutes - £60
On-going 50 minute sessions, once weekly - £50 (reviewed annually).
I hold some concessionary daytime vacancies. Please enquire about availability .
I accept cash or cheques in payment . Currently I am accepting fees paid online.
Before training to be a Psychotherapist I worked for 20 years in the N.H.S. as a Psychological Therapist.
In addition to my psychotherapy practice I also offer one-off sessions to parents/carers of someone with an Eating Disorder. More information about this service can be found on my website.