A warm welcome.
I offer a twenty-minute, free telephone consultation to explore your requirements. If we both feel comfortable working together and I think I can be of help to you, then we can discuss a way forward. In addition to face-to-face work, I am currently offering online sessions by Zoom, both short and longer-term on a weekly basis for 50 minutes. Concessions can sometimes be available.
I am an experienced UKCP Registered Integrative Psychotherapist with a background in psychology. I have worked within the mental health field for sixteen years, in a diverse range of adult services including NHS, private and voluntary sectors. Life’s challenges can offer unique opportunities for growth. However, sometimes what is happening causes us to re-evaluate our lives. The last few years have challenged us all in different ways. At times talking confidentially to an independent person can be helpful.
Acknowledging the need for a counsellor can be quite a step, particularly as many of us value our ability to work things out for ourselves. Choosing a therapist can be a daunting experience. I work to support people to explore difficult thoughts, memories, behaviour, feelings and experiences within a confidential and supportive therapeutic relationship.
Areas I work with
You might be coping with relationship problems or bereavement or the effects of earlier trauma or abuse. You may have feelings of being overwhelmed by anxiety, depression, sadness or low self-esteem or with life changes forced upon you by the pandemic.
I work privately and part-time as an online counsellor for a leading National Charity. I also supervise volunteer counsellors in Community Counselling Agencies and provide Reflective Practice sessions for work teams in mental health organisations. I have experience of teaching Diploma Level counselling training and welcome enquiries from trainee counsellors for counselling or supervision.
Training, qualifications & experience
I undertook a professional postgraduate programme of training at Metanoia Institute (minimum five years) recognised by the UKCP.
- Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute
- Certificate in Clinical Assessment, Metanoia Institute
- Registered member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
- BSc (Hons) Psychology
- Professional Member of The British Psychological Society
- Member of The Division of Counselling Psychology
- PGCE Post Graduate Certificate in Education
- OCST 4 Online Counseling Audio and Webcam
I have also completed training at
The Institute of Group Analysis and Westminster Pastoral Foundation
OCST 4 Online Counselling Audio and Webcam
I undertake continuing professional development.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial telephone session
Outer London £65.00
Concessions are available.
When I work
I am currently working face to face and online.