MA Hons Pg Dip MBACP
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Everyone will experience difficulties or distress in their lives or in their relationships at some point. You may be struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem, depressive feelings, loss of a key relationship, a transition in your life or career, or perhaps deeper-rooted issues from the past that have been triggered by a current situation. I work in a warm, supportive and conversational way, with the aim of establishing a strong and trusting relationship with you. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space where we can explore your experiences, feelings and concerns together.
I practice as an integrative psychotherapist, drawing on psychodynamic and humanistic approaches alongside some CBT techniques. This means I am interested in exploring how your childhood experiences and attachments have affected you and your relationships, as well as focusing on your self-development as a whole to reach your full potential.
I know that deciding to start therapy can be a big step, so please feel free to contact me for a chat. I will suggest a short phone call first to understand how you are feeling, and the issues you are seeking support for. We could then meet for an initial consultation session to see if you would like to see me on an ongoing basis. Sessions are weekly and last for 50 minutes. I currently offer Zoom video or telephone sessions. I work short or long-term depending on your needs.
My aim for our work together would be to provide comfort, a deeper understanding of yourself, and a sense of what options you have for positive empowerment and change in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have completed a Foundation Certificate, a Post Graduate Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling at Regent's University, London. I have a MA in Classics from the University of Cambridge.
I have volunteered as a therapist and now a Trustee at the West London Centre for Counselling, a counselling service contracted by the NHS, and for the charity Mind. I have experience with a diverse range of ages, cultures, and backgrounds. Previously, I had a career of over twenty years in broadcasting, marketing and advertising, gaining management experience in multiple organisations.
I am an accredited member of the UKCP and the BACP (MBACP).
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
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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Areas of counselling I deal with
£70 to £90 per hour depending on time of day and location. Some concessionary slots available.
Transport links a few minutes walk away at Richmond Mainline and Underground station. Large Car Park situated next to the station, as well as metered parking by the Centre.
Access for those with mobility issues.