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MBACP

About me

I'm a Mental Health Clinician and Integrative/Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and am registered member with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

For over twenty years I have worked extensively within the professional fields of Social Care; Education; Health and therapy with Children/Adolescent; Adults; Couples and Families.

Therapy:

The therapy room provides a calm, relaxing, confidential and safe environment for clients; which is imperative and essential for therapeutic work. The modalities used in therapeutic work are: Person CentredApproach; Transactional Analysis; Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT); Extentialism; Gestalt; Systemic Therapy; and Psychodynamics.

Location of the practice is 10 minutes walk from Belmont Station, and,15 minutes walk from Cheam station, and has good accessible links to overground line and buses. There is also free parking available.

The duration of each session is 60 minutes and double sessions are available. A 15 minute telephone consultation is scheduled with a client prior to the first session.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

Master Degree: Humanistic Integrative & Psychodynamics Psychotherapy

Degree: Pre-practitioner Course in Counselling skills

Degree: BA Social Care

Training:

Insitute of Leadership and Management (ILM)
Level 7 - Coaching and Mentoring

ADOS Trained in diagnostic assessment  and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Workingwith Couples (Tavistock & Portman)

Mindfulness (Tavistock & Portman)
Working with Children & Young People (BACP)
Working with Addiction & Bereavement (BACP)
Managing children’s sleep disorders in clinical practice (Southampton Children Hospital)

Clinical experience:

Drug and Alcohol misuse
Mental Health (Schizophrenia/Personality Disorder and other associate disorders)
Domestic Violence and all types of abuse
Depression and Anxiety
Confidence and Self-Esteem
Learning Disability and Neuro Developmental Conditions

Member organisations

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

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

I am a qualified Integrative/Psychodynamic Psychotherapist. I am able to provide therapy if you suffer from Depression; Anxiety, help you with your Confidence; Self-esteem; Stress; Relationship difficulties; Sexuality and more. I work with Adults, Couples, Children and Adolescents.

Fees

Additional information

Individual session is 60 minutes: £55

Couple session is 60 minutes: £75

Family consultation: £75

Child/Adolescent/Students are charged at a lower rate of £45 for each session.

When I work

Monday to Friday: 17:00 pm until 22:00 pm.

Saturday and Sunday: 09:00 am until 13:00 pm

* I offer online, Skype, telephone and zoom sessions*

Further information

I currently work within the NHS setting as a Mental Health Clinician and Psychotherapist in a specialist team working with children and adolescents; who experience a vast range of difficulties and challenges. Part of my role, I complete triage, assessments, and family consultation.

Other part of my role I work with clients who have a diagnoses of Learning and physical Disability and Neurodevelopmental conditions where I complete therapeutic treatment and coordination of their case. I run a Sleep Service where I provide consultation and workshops. I also provide a forum for Dad’s of children who have disabilities. I provide consultations/professional reflective to other professionals. My other clinical experience includes working with adults, couples and families.

The following areas of challenges or difficulties I work with as follows:

Depression
Self-Esteem
Sense of belonging and self-identity
Eating disorder
Confidence
Anxiety
Sexual abuse
Anger Management
Behaviour
OCD
Men's issues
Family issues
Bereavement

I am a strong believer that whatever difficulties or challenges an individual and/or couple are experiencing; therapeutic support and intervention is effective to understanding and notion of change.

I receive regular clinical supervision and attend relevant CPD courses to enhance my professional development and maintain my knowledge within the changing profession of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme