I am an experienced Humanistic Integrative Counsellor and Transpersonal Psychotherapist. I am also a RELATE trained Couple Counsellor. I have worked in private practice since 1994, and in voluntary and statutory settings since 1984.
I work from an intuitive and integrated perspective taking elements from Person Centered Approach, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Existential Analysis, Psychodynamic and Attachment Theory, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychosynthesis and Transpersonal approaches to counselling and psychotherapy.
According to what feels comfortable for each client, I combine traditional talking therapy with working with dreams and visualisations, drawing and writing, two chair work and subpersonalities, focusing, mindfullness, and individually created exercises.
I abide by the code of ethics of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) www.psychotherapy.org.uk, and the Centre for Transpersonal Psychology (CTP) www.transpersonalcentre.co.uk.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (1996)
Extra Mural Diploma in Psychoanalytical Psychology
Birkbeck College, University of London (1998).
Advanced Diploma in the practice of Transpersonal Psychology
The Centre For Transpersonal Psychology, London (2001).
Certificate in Marital & Couple Counselling Theory & Practice
RELATE , Rugby (2007).
CPD training in Attachment Theory in Clinical Practice
The Bowlby Centre, London (2010)
CPD training in Attachment based Psychotherapy
Confer, London (2011 - 2013).
CPD training in The Nature of Trauma and Dissociation
Confer, London (2013).
CPD training in Emotionally Focused Therapy
Albany Centre, St Albans (2013).
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
The initial assessment session is free of charge because I believe that the relationship between the client and therapist is very important. This gives us a chance to meet and find out whether we can and want to work together.
Individual Counselling/Psychotherapy - £45.00 per session.
Couple Counselling/Psychotherapy - £55.00 per session.
My therapeutic session is 50 minutes long.
Some Concessionary Rates are available.
This can be discussed at the end of the initial session.