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Psychotherapist (MSc. Psych, CTA, PGDip)

About me

Relational Psychotherapist working with individuals and couples

The quality of the relationship between you and your therapist is the cornerstone of successful therapy.  My focus at the outset is to understand what may be causing difficulty for the client and to see if I might be somebody who the client can relate to. This is important in building trust between us. I work with many conditions and concerns, including anxiety, depression, grief, loss, addiction, relationship difficulties, trauma and identity issues.

Whether you are young or old, a couple or an individual, I offer a confidential, support and non-judgemental space in which you can explore your thoughts and feelings. I have a Psychodynamic approach to therapy. I draw upon Transactional Analysis and psychoanalytical ideas, with a particular focus on a relational approach to gently reveal insights and understanding as to why you do what you do and ways in which to move beyond painful and repetitive experiences.  

I am committed to ethical, non-discriminatory practice and welcome individuals and couples of all cultures and sexualities. I abide by the principles and ethics of the UKCP.

Training, qualifications & experience

MBACP - Membership Number 772529

UKCP Registered

MSc. Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy

Certified Transactional Analysis - European Association of Transactional Analysis

Diploma in Clinical Supervision

Post Graduate Diploma & Msc Psychology & Neuroscience of Mental Health - Kings College London

Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Trained in Working with Addictions, Couples and Group Therapy. I offer supervision to trainees too.

My work includes long and short-term psychotherapy within private practice and the NHS with a range of issues, including but not limited to: relationship issues, trauma, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, sexual issues and bereavement.

I am a qualified Psychotherapist in Relational Transactional Analysis from the Metanoia Institute London; one of the UK's leading training institutions, with a reputation for clinical and academic excellence.

Before setting up in private practice, I worked as a counsellor at a bereavement service in an inner London borough for 3 years.

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

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.

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

UK Council for 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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Supervision

Fees

Additional information

Individuals: 50 minute, one-to-one sessions

Couples: 60 minute sessions

Supervision: 50 minute, one-to-one sessions or group on request.

Prices available on request

When I work

Currently, I offer weekday and evening appointments.

Further information

Additionally, I work within Organisations as an Organisational Development consultant.  This experience enables me to understand the challenges facing those who work within them and how to help them to approach and overcome them.

I am also pursuing additional professional studies in Neuroscience and Psychology in Mental Health.

125 Hanley Road, Finsbury Park, London, N4 3DQ

Buntingford, Hertfordshire, SG9

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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