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BA(HONS) BACP/UKRCP

About me

I hold a BA(HONS) degree in Transactional Analysis having trained at the Metanoia Institute and am accredited with BACP/UKRCP.   I have worked in the voluntary sector, work place settings and private practice for over 20 years with people who are experiencing many different issues in their lives. I have also worked within the NHS IAPT service offering group therapy and facilitated training to organisations in the private/public sector.

Sometimes it is a crisis that brings people to seek support, or for some the cause of unhappiness and distress is not clear.  I offer a safe, confidential and supportive relationship to explore and understand together, at your own pace, what issues both present and past could be influencing your life today.

I have a particular interest in abuse, anger/rage, shame and attachment issues.

I offer both long and short term face to face therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a BA(HONS) Degree in Transactional Analysis and have experience of Person Centred, Egan and Solution Focussed therapy.  I am committed to my continued professional development on many varied psychological issues.   I have also facilitated on training courses for counsellors and have participated in viva exam panels.  I undergo regular supervision on my work.

Areas of counselling I work with include:

Abuse
Addictions
Anger Management
Anxiety
Attachment Issues
Bereavement
Bullying
Child Related Issues
Depression
Domestic Violence
Emotional Abuse
Family
Low Self-Esteem
Physical Abuse
Post Natal Depression
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Relationship Issues
Sexual Abuse
Sexuality
Stress
Termination/Miscarriage
Trauma
Work Related Issues

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.

UKRCP

United Kingdom Register of Counsellors / Psychotherapists (UKRCP) (UKRCP)

The UKRCP is a voluntary register of Counsellors / Psychotherapists held by BACP. A condition of registration is accreditation with either BACP, COSCA, UKAHPP or FDAP.

Registered practitioners are entitled to be known as a UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor / Psychotherapist.

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

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).

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Childhood Abuse
Shame

Fees

Additional information

I offer an initial session of 50 minutes for us to meet and discuss your concerns and explore whether it would be helpful for us to work together.   My fees per session are £50.

Further information

There is some free and low cost parking available.   My location has excellent public transport links, being a two minute walk from Raynes Park Railway Station and bus stops.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme