I am a qualified and BACP-accredited counsellor with many years of experience working exclusively with adults.
My approach to counselling is psychodynamic which includes thinking about what has happened in the past to help and support clients with their current problems, looking for repeating patterns and links between past and present.
I offer all potential clients a free telephone consultation to help them decide whether I am someone they feel they can work with. Subsequently, I invite clients for an initial appointment so that we can meet and get to know each other a little before committing to anything more. I see clients for weekly sessions both face to face and online. Appointments last 50 minutes and take place at the same time each week.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have gained a great deal of experience over many years working with adults who come with a huge variety of problems and issues. As well as seeing clients privately, I do short-term counselling work for the NHS and work for a charity. I am also a tutor for an accredited counselling diploma course.
My training has been extensive including:
- Diploma in Person-Centred and Psychodynamic Counselling
- Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (2 years)
- Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (2 years)
- Counselling for Depression training
I am an accredited member of the BACP.
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. 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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My office is situated on Hatfield Business Park with a spacious, comfortable waiting area and free parking very nearby. It is located close to the Galleria Shopping Centre and has good transport links.