I am a Counselling Psychologist trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches and modalities. I am therefore able to offer you a comprehensive assessment of your individual needs which will form the basis of a unique and bespoke treatment package designed to assist you in reaching your goals.
I have a vast experience of working with all manner of issues that may manifest in presentations such as depression and/or anxiety/stress. My familiarity of working with such informs me that there are many underlying causes. I therefore utilise my therapeutic skills to work with your presenting symptoms and also their origins.
I am accomplished at working with most psychological problems and stress related difficulties that may interfere with your day to day living. I am also proficient at working with issues pertaining to dependence upon alcohol and other substances.
I am HCPC registered and my therapeutic practice strictly adheres to the code of conduct required by the British Psychological Society. In order to maintain your confidentiality and comfort, I work from premises that are private and discreet.
My premises are easily accessible, there is ample free parking and excellent public transport links.
Training, qualifications & experience
Formerly trained as a counsellor, I went on to complete BSc Counselling Psychology, MSc Health Psychology and the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. I have many years of experience working with clients that present with difficulties ranging from mild to moderate to those whose concerns are much more complex. My specialisms include working with psychological, physical and sexual abuse and the use and abuse of substances.
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Due to the importance of establishing the basis of a meaningful working relationship, I offer an initial free assessment to those seeking either personal therapy or supervision. This free and non obligatory session is offered in order to discuss and consider important factors that include determining trust, rapport and therapeutic connection. I am able to provide means tested considerations in relation to fees and provide concessionary rates for students and the unwaged.