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Psychotherapist and counsellor with a background in health

About me

Particular experience in illness, trauma, bereavement and supervision

I have been practising as a counsellor/ psychotherapist and supervisor for around 40 years, both in England and Scotland.

I work with a wide range of clients, both short and long term, from all ages and from different cultures and backgrounds.

I take a particular interest in relational issues and I have substantial experience of working with people experiencing abuse and trauma.

I have worked in health care environments for many years, e.g. hospice, hospitals and general practice. As a result, I have skills in understanding problems associated with people experiencing illness and disabiilty. 

I collaborate with other male and female therapists, and their networks. I am qualified in clinical supervision and have a number of supervisees.

I enjoy working with trainee counsellors undertaking courses at different levels. 

Training, qualifications & experience

M.Sc Integrative psychotherapy with distinction; Ph D in a topic related to chronic illness; Certificate in Counsellor Supervision; An experienced teacher and lecturer.

I have a great deal of work experience with clients who are suffering from physical illness and/or disability. Having 12 years working in a large hospice gave me experience and knowledge of palliative care and bereavement. Additionally, I have written on the subject of the long-term effects of sexual abuse and have taken additional training in the impact of trauma.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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Fees

From £20.00 to £45.00
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Fees are negotiated during the initial consultation

When I work

Available by negotiation seven days a week

Further information

My consulting room is easy to access and there are toilet facilities readily available.

9 Charles Avenue, Watton, Thetford, Norfolk, IP25 6BY

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

I have a qualification in supervision. I work with individuals and groups, face-to-face and on-line. I have an interest in trainee counsellors.

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