I am a UKCP registered existential psychotherapist, counsellor and supervisor.
Existential psychotherapy is a way of practising psychotherapy that I like because of the emphasis it places on possibility, freedom and choice.
I work with clients to help them to develop a deeper and richer understanding of their world. There is a focus on the experience of life as opposed to just the contents of it.
On my part it requires a commitment to self-exploration and critical engagement with self in order for me to able to more fully meet the person who arrives for therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I undertook my qualifying training at Regent’s University in London, UK.
After gaining my Foundation Certificate, I engaged in an integrative Post-Graduate Diploma covering the three main schools of psychotherapeutic thought: Psychodynamic, Existential and Person Centred / Humanistic.
I completed my training and gained UKCP accreditation through an Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy, allowing me to focus on the exploration of existential philosophy and its application to psychotherapy.
I gained my clinical experience working at Balham Community Counselling Service, a low cost service based in south London.
Registered / Accredited
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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
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