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BA(Hons) RegMBACP

About me

Seeking therapy is often a brave action and is always a responsible thing to do. By choosing to explore what’s troubling you, you are choosing to get behind yourself and that in itself is a positive step. Therapy can be hard work, it can be cathartic, it can be painful and it can be freeing. I will always work at your pace and you will choose what you bring to therapy.

As a humanistic counsellor and psychotherapist I am interested in working with the whole of you, your knowledge and your confusion, your joy and your pain with the aim of supporting you to know more of yourself. With that increased awareness comes the possibility of change. My expertise is in supporting and guiding your exploration of what’s not working in your life and find ways of getting more satisfaction. I am empathetic and can also be challenging; I am good-willed and I will always act in your best interests. I don’t have a one-size-fits-all approach; we are all unique and I will get to know you as an individual and work with you in the way that best supports you.

For a free initial telephone session to talk about what you're wanting from therapy, call me on 07975 801084.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor in on-going supervision and professional development at Spectrum, a UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) registered centre for humanistic psychotherapy. I draw primarily on Gestalt Psychotherapy (developing awareness) and Formative Psychology (changing experience) as a basis for my work.

I hold an Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills and am trained in Clinical Skills, Anger Management, Sexuality, Re-parenting, and working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and comply with the BACP’s Ethical Framework for Good Practice

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

I work with clients in person, for a 55 minute session, on a weekly basis.

I charge £75 a session for individuals and £85 for couples sessions. I offer a limited number of reduced fee spaces for clients on lower incomes. Currently, I have no reduced fee sessions available.

When I work

I currently have some day time availability.

Regency Studios, 1 Thane Villas, London, N7 7PH

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Couples

Key details

Covid 19 Lockdown Update. I am currently working via Zoom and am taking on new clients. My zoom room ID is 945 774 5248, password therapy. Call, text or email to talk about what you want from therapy or to book an initial session.

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