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About me

I am an Integrative Practitioner, counselling adults, couples, and young people (over age 11) experiencing a wide range of difficulties, including Grief, Trauma, Depression, Anxiety and Relationship Conflicts. The work may be short or long term depending upon the needs of the client. My approach is integrative and holistic, and I consider the whole person: mental, emotional and physical. I specialise in the issues surrounding separation and divorce, in loss and change, and in feeling better about being in the world.

Training, qualifications & experience

I received my MA with Merit in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from Roehampton University, and I am an Accredited Mediator through Regent's University. I am a BACP Registered practitioner. I have also had special training in bereavement counselling.

Prior to my work in Psychotherapy I received a BA in International Relations from Brown University in the United States. I worked internationally as a television news producer, then as a book editor. I am a mother.

Member organisations

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

Fees

Additional information

For young people (under 30) the fee is £70
For adults, £80
For couples, £100

In case of hardship, we can discuss a concession.

Sessions run for 50 minutes; extended sessions are 90 minutes in length.

Further information

Please see my website for more information.

Type of session

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