BA(hons), FdSc, PG Cert,PG Dip, Reg.MBACP,(Accred)
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I have over 17years’ experience in statutory, private and NHS counselling, I have extensive understanding of individual personal needs.
I worked in a specialist trauma service within King’s College Hospital for over 10 years where I held a senior psychotherapist post, now working for a mental health NHS trust in their adult complex mental health service and acute psychiatric inpatient unit in Devon.
Proir to this I have worked in the addictions field in private treatment centres, and statutory services.
I hold graduate and post graduate qualifications in psychotherapy. I maintain a high calibre of continued professional development to maintain the best possible training, allowing you the best possible up-to-date treatment including close to completing a Masters in existential psychotherapy . I have completed my EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) training and in conjunction to my previous trauma experience I can offer a wide range of specialised treatment in this area. I adapt my work to meet you where you are and utilize my experience to offer a bespoke and individual therapeutic experience. I draw on theory, science and psycho-education to support my psychotherapy and empower you as an individual to move forward in your life.
I have also undertaken a post graduate diploma in working online and offer Online psychotherapy.
I am a qualified clinical supervisor for trainee and qualified therapists. I am an external examiner for the online training academy as well.
I am one of the trainers for the Vita network, a group of professionals working on identifying victims of modern slavery and human trafficking, and providing training to front line professionals such a junior doctors across the NHS.
I have provided clinical training to staff at the Hestia project for human trafficking. I have also lectured across various platforms including Exeter University, Barts medical school and other medical settings on trauma and how to manage disclosures of sexual violence.
I held a regular lecture slot in my previous role on a national forensic sexual assault examiners course and have presented internationally on the work I have done within the sexual violence field in the NHS
I have a practice at my home in Devon near Exeter and in London on Harley st, I also have an online clinic.
I have worked in a wide range of settings and specialise in TRAUMA, ADDICTION, ABUSE, SEXUAL ASSAULT & RAPE. I have worked with fertility and pregnancy difficulties, including recurrent miscarriages, IVF, and pre and perinatal mental health difficulties. I also have a special interest in working with burnout and compassion fatigue in the medial field and provide treatment to medical professionals via occupational health in some settings as well as privately.
I am a BUPA, AVIVA, and Vitality registered provider for those with private health care.
I’m an accredited registered member of BACP; I follow the BACP ethical framework and adhere to confidentiality and work in an effective non-judgmental setting.
I take private self referrals, as well as referrals from psychiatrists and other external agencies.
Training, qualifications & experience
2019-2020 EMDR (eye movement desensitization and preprocessing), EMDRIA Sandi Rickman training.
2019-2020- PG Dip in Online psychotherapy online training academy
2016- ongoing Professional Masters in Existential Psychotherapy, Middlesex University
2015-2016 Professional Qualiforcation in clinical supervision, Metanoia Institue
2014-2015 Post Graduate Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling, University of Oxford
2010-2010 Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) Tavistock/Anna Freud Centre
2009-2009 Sexually Transmitted Infections Foundation Course (STIF)
2008-2008 Adult Sexual Assault Forensic Training Course
2004-2006 Foundation Degree in Addictions Counselling, University of Bath
2000 - 2003 Cultural Studies, BA (hons) University of Surrey.
Cognitive Therapy for PTSD, Institute of Psychiatry Kings College Hospital
Working with personality disorders workshop, Dean Cross East London NHS Trust
Introduction to Transactional Analysis, Metanoia Institute
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
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Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £50.00 to £70.00
Free initial telephone session
When I work