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MA UKCP Registered Psychotherapist

About me

Experienced, compassionate UKCP Registered Psychotherapist offering confidential short, medium and long term psychotherapy face to face. I have a particular interest/skills in working with anxiety, depression, problematic drug and alcohol use, HIV/AIDS/Hepatitis, cancer dreams and midlife issues.

With 41 years experience in 'people work' I have a bright, spacious dedicated therapy room in a Georgian building in Central Exeter with good access to parking and public transport. I also see clients online.

I am an 'approved provider' for several health insurance companies.

Training, qualifications & experience

Prior to training as a psychotherapist I was employed for over 20 years by local and national charities in the fields of mental health, drug and alcohol misuse, HIV/AIDS/Hepatitis and homelessness. Alongside this, I was also self employed as a freelance trainer and consultant in the field of 'Drugs, Alcohol and User Involvement'. Through the course of this work I completed supplementary trainings in a diverse range of therapeutic approaches e.g. Rogerian Counselling', Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Behavioural approaches, etc. and on a wide range of issues such as 'Working with People with Personality Disorders'. Working with Clients with a Dual Diagnosis', Working with Drug and Alcohol Using Clients, HIV and AIDS, Working with Issues of Self Harm etc.

On completing a Foundation course in Core Process Psychotherapy in 2001, I undertook a 4 year MA in Core Process Psychotherapy at the Karuna Institute in Devon (validated by Middlesex University). This led to registration and accreditation with UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy). I am also a member of the 'Association of Core Process Psychotherapists' and 'Taunton Association of Psychotherapists'.

I continue to develop professionally through attendance at relevant CPD courses.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

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

UK Council for 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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

HIV/AIDS, Nightmares, Repetitive dreams, Self Defeating behaviours.

Fees

£55.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured

Additional information

Initial meeting free of charge. I will refer you to other therapists if I am not the right therapist for you.

Exeter and Online - £55 per one hour session (daytimes only. A limited number of concessionary spaces available. I am available to see clients face to face or online on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 

We would have a review following the first 6 sessions and periodically thereafter.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Exeter an online 10am to 5-10pm Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.

Further information

Exeter Access & Facilities: There is good access to free 2 hour parking spaces and a pay and display car park across the road and an additional 2 car parks within 5 minutes walk. The building is 2 minutes walk from Exeter Central Train Station and 10 mins from Exeter St Davids and the main bus station. There are separate male and female toilets. The building is accessed via an intercom system.

Online appointments available via Zoom, Skype or FaceTime.

2nd Floor Consulting Rooms, 19 Richmond Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4JA

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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