I am an experienced couples counsellor, with 18 years experience, and I also undertake individual work.
My work includes, repeated arguments, affairs, stresses of small children, poor communication, loss of contact with each other, low self esteem, amongst many other situations.
I provide a safe place, where people can hear each other, and explore all their problems with my intervention where appropriate.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained in Couples Counselling with London Marriage Guidance, University of Surrey and worked for them for 7 years. I am trained in psychodynamic counselling.
I have worked with Relate for the last 12 years and have also had a private practice.
I attended a foundation course for psychosexual problems.
I attend regular study days, belong to a professional reading group, and a professional support group.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. 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
I charge £60 per session and £75 at week-ends.
I am able to take wheel-chair users, but at somewhat restricted hours.