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Do you choose a therapist based on cost? Is that how you choose your smartphone? I cost a bit more so if you are looking for a cheap therapist I'm probably not for you?

I have worked as a therapist since 1996 & I worked as a therapist in NHS for 17 years! I have been through many personal and significant life changes and challenges so you will get someone who is real and open with you https://www.mindful-therapy.uk/about-me/

I have had 3 distinct separate trainings. This is not the same as integrative which means only one training! I am fully trained to Masters level qualifications in 3 distinct therapeutic approaches:

I recommend you shop around and do research about professional bodies! I have worked as a Counsellor providing Psychological therapies for over 25 years and am very experienced personally too. I am usually fully booked and when slots become available they are only available in the day-times. I do hope you find what you need.

Training, qualifications & experience

Worked as psychological therapist since 1996. I worked as psychotherapist in NHS 2003-2018. I have been through many personal, significant life changes and challenges so you will get someone who is real and open with you.

Professional Registration and training

Year 2011

BABCP Registration

Year 2011

PgDip (Masters level) qualification in CBT with commendation.

University of Hertfordshire

Year 2005

PgDip (Masters Level) qualification in 'Mindfulness Based Approaches

Bangor University

Year 2002

PgDip(Masters Level) qualification in Socratic and Philosophical approaches to Psychotherapy (Existential Psychotherapy)

Regents College

Year 2000

PgDip(FE Level) qualification in Socratic and Philosophical approaches to Counselling (Existential Psychotherapy)

Regents College

Year 1997

Certficate in Person centred Counselling. Stevenage College

Year 1990-2004

Trained under the Ven Akong Rinpoche in the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Bhuddism. This included Mahamudra (mindfulness), Compassionate Mind (Metta), retreat processes and Dream work

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BABCP

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

UKCP

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

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Fees

From £70.00 to £80.00

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • AXA PPP
  • HealthAssured
  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

£80 for 1 hour CBT psychological therapy

£70 for Psychotherapy

£280 for 8 week Mindfulness (MBCT or MSR) course

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Early sessions (from 8am) up till 5:30pm

Further information

I am able to work with Spiritual dimensions of being due to my long training in Eastern (Tibetan) approaches to mind as well as Middle Eastern approaches to mindfulness and presence. I am passionate about being able to work within a 'Faith' and/or spiritual context.

6 Canterbury Way
Stevenage
Hertfordshire
SG1 4DG

The Wash
Hertford
Hertfordshire
SG14 1PX

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces
Skype
Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a UKCP registered Supervisor.

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