A warm welcome to my profile. I am a UKCP Registered Integrative Psychotherapist with over fifteen years of experience in the mental health field. I have worked in a range of services, including primary and secondary mental health services in NHS and private hospitals and in private practice.
Life’s challenges really can offer unique opportunities for growth. However, sometimes it is hard to make sense of what is happening to us, or something causes us to re-evaluate our lives. 2020 has challenged us all with unforeseen circumstances and it can be tough to support ourselves and our mental health. At these times we might feel we would like to talk confidentially to an independent person.
Acknowledging our need for a counsellor can be quite a step, particularly as many of us value our ability to work things out for ourselves. Also, choosing a therapist can be quite a daunting experience. My approach is rooted in my personal experience that therapy can changes lives.
Areas I work with
I work to support people to explore difficult thoughts, memories, behaviour, feelings and experiences within a confidential and supportive therapeutic relationship. You might be struggling to cope with life's changes, relationship problems or bereavement or the effects of earlier trauma or abuse. You may have feelings of being overwhelmed by anxiety, sadness, depression or low self-esteem.
I have a particular interest in bereavement work and have ten years of experience supporting the bereaved including people bereaved by suicide, murder and those who have experienced the sudden, traumatic death of a loved one. Since the start of the Coronavirus I have worked as an online bereavement counsellor for a National Charity and supervise online a group of volunteer bereavement counsellors. I also supervise a group of volunteer counsellors in an East London Mental Health clinic.
As I am currently working online only I offer a free, twenty minute telephone call in order to discuss your requirements so we can see if we are a good fit, and would like to work together. I currently offer online sessions by Zoom or telephone, both short and longer-term on a weekly basis for 50 minutes.
I have experience of teaching Diploma Level counselling training and welcome enquiries from trainees for both counselling and supervision.
I abide by the Code of Ethics of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
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
I have also completed training at
The Institute of Group Analysis and Westminster Pastoral Foundation
I am committed to continuing professional development and have recently completed additional training to work safely online as your safety is important to me.
OCST 4 Online Counselling Audio and Webcam
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
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
I am currently working remotely.