Psychotherapist, PG Dip (UKCP, MBACP, FPC, EMDR ASSOCIATION)
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It is normal to experience stages in life where it seems to make no sense, perhaps events feel overwhelming and life seems impossible to navigate. Alternatively relationships may be problematic or recurrent patterns of behaviour are negatively affecting everyday life. People find their way to therapy for many different reasons and it takes courage to make the decision. However, one commonality is how an increase in self-awareness can allow us to make sense of difficult and/or recurrent feelings and events, difficult relationships or feelings of anxiety/depression often linking the past and present. I offer a safe and confidential space where we can explore these thoughts and feelings collaboratively together hopefully leading to positive change.
I offer both open-ended therapy and time limited (12 sessions) therapy. I am also an EMDR therapist. I work with EMDR in cases involving trauma which I have a particular interest in. This may be a single incident trauma causing issues with day to day functioning or it may be historical trauma.
In addition I have worked for Petals (www.petalscharity.org) the baby loss charity, for a number of years, supporting couples and individuals who have suffered miscarriages, stillbirths and birth related trauma.
We would meet for an initial consultation to discuss what has bought you to therapy now, what your expectations are, and to consider the best way forward. There is no obligation at this stage to proceed as it is an opportunity for you to explore whether you feel comfortable in the setting. All enquiries are strictly confidential and no GP referral is necessary. If we decided to proceed we would discuss a fee and we would normally meet at the same time each week for a 50 minute session.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified and experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist having completed a 5 year postgraduate training.
I am a co-founder and previous director of The Courtyard Garden Psychotherapy and Counselling in Victoria, London (www.thecourtyardgarden.org) and now of London Analysis, Psychotherapy and Counselling.
I am committed to my on-going professional development and I am a professional accredited member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC). I am also a member of The EMDR Association UK & Ireland. I abide by the professional standards of confidentiality and strict ethics codes of these organisations.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £70.00 to £90.00
Sessions from £70.