I have been working as an Integrative Psychotherapist since 1990 and a Couple Psychotherapist since 2004. I also did a psychosexual training and have been working to help couples and individuals with their sexual relationship. I work both cognitive behaviourally and analytically and find this works very well in helping people with their self esteem and assertiveness, particularly with communication in relationships. I begin with an initial consultation to find out if we can work well together and then set up a weekly meeting at a mutually convenient time. The sessions will be confidential unless there is a legal issue.
Training, qualifications & experience
I originally trained at Chiron Centre for Holistic Psychotherapy and am a member of the Chiron Association of Body Psychotherapists.
I have been registered with UK Council for Psychotherapy since 1990.
I trained at London Marriage Guidance to work with couples in 2003-4 and was working with couples as an associate of Relate for 11 years which enabled me to gain much experience and see hundreds of couples.
I completed a training in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy in 2011 and have been working with sexual difficulties since then.
I worked at London Lighthouse with people suffering from HIV and Aids for 4 years. I also worked for an Employee Assistance Programme doing telephone assessments for several years and subsequently work with several EAPs as an Associate.
I have taught Counselling Skills at Further Education Colleges to large groups, also Assertiveness Training
and Conflict Resolution.
I have maintained a private practice since 1990.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees start at £60 for individuals and £80 for couples, there is some area for negotiation for those people on low incomes or on Job Seekers Allowance.