(BPC UKCP MBACP)
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I am a highly experienced, professionally trained counsellor and psychotherapist with twenty years of post qualifying experience. As well as working in private practice I have worked for fifteen years as the Clinical Director of a counselling service within an NHS trust.
I offer the opportunity to explore and work through your anxieties and difficulties in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential setting. The therapy I offer aims to help the client to bring about changes in life that he or she feels would be of benefit and create more freedom of choice and greater ability to move forward in their lives.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified in 1993 at WPF Counselling and Psychotherapy which is recognised as a leading training organisation and counselling agency in the UK, with the highest standards of excellence in both training and clinical work.
I am a professional member of the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling and am accredited as a full professional member of both the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and the British Council for Psychoanalysis.
I have also completed the WPF postgraduate training in cognitive behavioural therapy .
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.
British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.
BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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.
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
My fee is £65 per session.
I also have extensive experience of face to face brief therapy. For clients who have a specific issue they wish to work through and who prefer a time limited, rather than open ended therapy.