I have practiced as a psychotherapist and counsellor for the last 26 years. This has included 26 years in the NHS, and 18 years in North West Kent College, in addition to my private practice.
I am fully qualified, having a counselling diploma which incorporated Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), transactional analysis and addiction focused work to support clients with addictive issues including alcohol and drugs. Following this I worked for the Council for Addictions for four years.
I then followed a five year UKCP Accredited training at the Arbours Association, and was then accredited with the UKCP as a psychotherapist. My training included work in the Arbours crisis centre and long stay houses for for people with severe psychotic breakdowns.
This has given me an unusually wide knowledge and experience of working with a variety of people in both short and long term counselling and psychotherapy. I invite you to check my web-site or contact me for further information.
Training, qualifications & experience
Counselling Diploma University of Kent
UKCP accredited psychotherapy training The Arbours Association
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
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).
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