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I am a UKCP registered counsellor/psychotherapist offering sessions in Central London and Alresford (near Winchester), Hampshire.
I am experienced in helping with a variety of concerns, mild to severe, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, addiction, trauma/abuse, concerns with identity and self-esteem, life direction/vocation, and crises of personal meaning and spirituality.
My appoach is to offer a healing relationship which provides insight into difficulties, space to explore how we relate to ourselves and our experiences, and practical means to initiate inner and outer life change. I bring together transpersonal, analytic, mindfulness-, compassion- and complex trauma-oriented approaches.
I have several years' experience with the NHS, including as a one to one therapist and a group facilitator, and also spent three years as a Senior Psychological Therapist for Mind, the mental health charity. I am a trained Mindfulness group leader.
I offer short and medium term counselling work, as well as longer-term psychotherapy. Shorter term work (around 6 weeks in the first instance) would likely focus on particular distressing issues you are seeking to address, whilst psychotherapy tends to be open-ended and more exploratory in nature.
Psychotherapy may be suitable if you want or need to take the time and space to reflect on your experiences more deeply; it is designed to address more deep-seated and/or complex concerns, and is also suitable for those who wish to invest in their personal growth and development and live more in accordance with deeper values and life goals.
Please get in touch if you have any unanswered questions about my background, way of working or fees, including low cost therapy. I offer a 20 minute initial telephone consultation at no cost.
If you would like to meet me and get an experience of how it might be for us to work together, likewise, please drop me a line to arrange an initial consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
4 year p/t Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy, CCPE, London; completed 2013.
Specialist post-qualification training in Transpersonal dreamwork and advanced Transpersonal psychotherapy at CCPE, London: 2016 ('Essentials of Dreamwork' 1 yr course), 2017 & 2018 ('Advanced Dreamwork' 1 yr courses), 2019- (Advanced psychotherapy, 2 yr course in progress).
5 years' experience in NHS mental health services, including formal 1-1, online and group therapeutic work; 2 years as a Psychological Therapist in Step 3 IAPT services. 3 years working for Mind in Hackney as a Senior Psychological Therapist. Currently a coursework assessor on the staff team at CCPE.
Qualified and experienced Mindfulness facilitator. Team lead for the Mindfulness group at Newham Psychiatric Acute Community Team for 18 months, 2013-2014. Undertook the 1-year 'Mindfulness in Mind' Practitioner training at Hackney Mind in 2017.
Fully trained EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) practitioner.
Qualified IPT (Interpersonal Psychotherapy - a NICE-approved short-term treatment for depression) practitioner.
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
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Crises and dilemmas of spiritual and personal meaning.
The fee for initial consultations and regular sessions is £60 in London and £50 in Alresford.
Lower cost rates are available in a limited number of slots. If you would like to investigate this possibility, we will have an opportunity to address this during an initial consultation, or in a free initial telephone consultation. Together we can discuss your situation and see if I can offer a fee that will be viable for you.