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BA (Hons), Dip Psych, Dip GWP

About me

I am a UKCP registered integrative psychotherapist. With 20 years experience, I offer a skilled, ethical and confidential service. Each person I work with is a unique individual, I work towards developing a relationship with you where you feel met, understood and respected by me for the person you are now, even if you don’t always feel this way towards yourself.

Because each person who comes to see me is unique, how we work together will depend on you, on your goals and the sorts of difficulties you are experiencing.
 As we get to know each other, therapy needs to become a place and time in which you feel able to talk with me about the most difficult things – the issues that are really troubling you. Whilst we both need to play an active part in fostering such a relationship, I specialise in establishing and developing this process between us.

Working predominantly longer term I do however, have extensive experience of working short to medium term - 6 to 40 sessions.

I have particular experience and interest working in the following areas:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Self worth, self-esteem and confidence
  • Relationships with others/ family conflicts
  • Difficult family backgrounds
  • Self-destructive behavior
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Sexual orientation and identity issues
  • Body image concerns
  • Masculinity and men’s issues

  • Creative blocks and procrastination
  • Communication, presentation skills and performance anxiety
  • Life transition
  • Stress management and stress at work
  • Developing Mindfulness


Training, qualifications & experience

I am a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and am also registered with BACP.

Qualifying as an Integrative psychotherapist in 1995, I trained in New Zealand (Auckland University of Technology) and I have practiced in the UK since 1996.

Since graduation, I have undertaken on-going professional development in a number of areas including, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy and a Certificate in Person Centered Supervision.

I am a member of the organisation Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility (PCSR) and have presented papers and workshops at a number of conferences on the topics of cross cultural conflict and psychotherapy and politics. 

A tutor on the Introduction to Counselling Skills course, I also facilitate an Experiential Training Group on the Foundation Fast Track at the Minster Centre (a psychotherapy training organisation).

I have recently qualified with a Diploma in Group Work Practice from the Institute of Group Analysis

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.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & 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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Developing a mindfulness practice
Politics and the impact of the political on the psychological

Therapies offered

Fees

Additional information

My standard fee is £70 pounds per session.

Flexible and low fee sessions become available from time to time. If you genuinely can't afford my standard fee, please do discuss this with me.

When I work

Week day mornings with some lunch times and evening appointments available

Further information

I do some sessions via telephone and Skype/ Face Time when people need to be out of London but want to continue their sessions. Please note I only offer this to existing face to face clients.

180-186 Kings Cross Road, London, WC1X 9DE

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults

Key details

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