Psychotherapist & counsellor BACP, UKCP accredited
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I am a Psychodynamic psychotherapist and counsellor I work with adults from 18 onwards my practice is inclusive
I work face to face but can also offer online therapy.
I have experience of working with people from many different walks of life who have:
low self esteem/ self confidence
loss/ bereavement/ relationship breakdown
How can therapy help?
There is no profile which determines when to seek help from a therapist nor what issues should and should not require therapy. All that is needed is for you to feel that you would like some professional support.
Therapy is a confidential non judgemental practice where the time is yours and the focus is always you. This rarely happens to the same degree in any other circumstance. Voicing your private thoughts and admitting your feelings to someone trained to listen, to validate and to accept the way you see yourself does bring peace of mind.
It is important to find a therapist you trust and with whom you feel a connection. The best way to discover whether the way I work suits your needs is to arrange an initial consultation. To begin simply send an email or leave a voice message and I will come back to you so that we can exchange a few more details.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Advanced Counselling Skills and Theory 2004
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory & Practice (Roehampton University) 2013
Advanced Professional Training in the Therapeutic use of Mindfulness (British Mindfulness Institute) 2016
Certificate in Psychosexual Studies - Tavistock Relationships 2019
BACP Register for Counsellors and Psychotherapists
UKCP National Register of Psychotherapists of the UK Council for Psychotherapy
I abide by the code of ethics and practice established by these organisations.
In addition to my private practice, I have worked as a counsellor in the charity sector, with WPF therapy and Sutton Counselling.
I began training as a therapist in 2004 to assist my role supporting parents and carers of disabled children and young adults.
I recognise the strain which caring can bring to a family and the variety of issues which can affect different family members at various stages of their life.
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.
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.
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
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
From £65.00 to £70.00
Concessions offered for
I provide weekly appointments on a regular day with a specific time slot.
My fee is £65 during the day time and £70 for evening sessions from 5pm.
Therapy sessions run for 50 minutes and I charge the same fees detailed above for an initial consultation. It is often advisable to meet on a couple of occasions before we make a decision to work together on an ongoing basis.
If you decide that therapy is not the type of help that suits you I do not ask for any notice period.
When I work
Daytime and evenings
It is normal to feel a bit nervous reaching out to a complete stranger. You might be worried about what you should say, or what questions you might be asked. You might feel that you are making a fuss about nothing or feel completely overwhelmed and not know where to begin.
People approach counsellors and psychotherapists for all sorts of different reasons, there is no wrong or right way of being a client. Therapy is all about you and what you bring to your therapy slot.
Click here to email me. Mobile: 07855115367.
If you would like to read more about me please visit my website - follow the link towards the top of the page in the right hand column.
(Please be aware that my phone is often switched onto silent, but I will return your call as soon as I can).