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About me

I offer psychological support to individuals experiencing distress, discomfort or unhappiness in their lives. My practice is in the Castle Road area close to Russell Park.

Through working together in a quiet place where you will be listened to and not judged, I aim to help you develop a better understanding of what is going on for you, and where and how this may have originated. This helps you to identify choices for how you move forward which may not feel available to you at the moment.

Our first meeting, which lasts about an hour, is for you to get a sense of whether you feel you can work with me, and for me to get a sense of whether I think psychotherapy can be helpful for you. You are not committed to entering into regular therapy with me at this point and I will encourage you to take some time to think about whether this would be a helpful step for you to take.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified psychoanalytic psychotherapist, having trained with the Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy (AGIP). I am a member of the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP).

I am also a qualified psychodynamic counsellor, having practiced at the Bedford Counselling Centre (part of the Herts and Beds Counselling Foundation (HBCF)). I qualified with HBCF, which is a member of the wpf Therapy National Network.

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Health-related issues


Additional information

Further information

I can offer appointments in the evening as well as during the day

Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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