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MA Adv. Dip. MBACP reg UKCP

About me

Through six years of training and over 3,000 sessions of therapy I have helped my clients work through a huge range of emotional, relational, sexual or traumatic experiences. I can help you make sense of what your story has meant for you, how it has impacted you, and what you may want to do about it.

No subject is off limits, no feelings unwelcome, and no challenge too big or small to be worth exploring safely and gently. I offer you a space where you can be whoever you are, without being judged or dismissed.

I provide a calm, warm environment in which we can gently but purposively seek to facilitate change in some area/s of your life. Part of this sometimes includes noticing how our relationship mirrors or contrasts with your relationships with other people in your life, and how our time together might be a good place to practice a different way of relating.

I also sometimes deploy more creative techniques - role-play for instance - to help you explore material that feels too challenging to express more directly.

Whatever you need help with, and however clear or unclear you are about how to make things better, I'm here to support you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have conducted nearly 3,000 sessions of therapy variously in private practice, a university counselling service, a drama school, and a low-cost therapy organisation.

I have a Masters, a diploma and an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling from the Minster Centre which is one of the Europe's leading trainings in integrative counselling and psychotherapy.

I am a UKCP and BACP-registered psychotherapist.

Prior to being a therapist I was a theatre director for eighteen years. I am therefore familiar with challenges arising from artistic or freelance lifestyles.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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.

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • BDSM/kink.
  • issues related to the performing arts.
  • Difficulties related to sex/sexuality.
  • Childhood trauma (incl. physical/sexual).

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Fees

£75.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

There are sometimes concessionary places available for daytime slots those on low-incomes or in therapeutic training.

When I work

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Afternoon
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Best Availability (July '22):

Face to Face: Various mid-week evening slots available in July.

Online: Monday evening, Wednesday afternoon.

Further information

I have extensive experience of working with performers and creative artists and helping with issues which arise from such careers. Prior to training, I worked in the theatre business for eighteen years.

I am also experienced working with historical trauma, difficulties of relationship and challenges arising within kink or BDSM lifestyles.

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults

Online platforms

Zoom

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