Therapy or counselling is a way to give yourself a chance to look at your life, relationships and problems from a new perspective. I see my role as collaborating with you so you can find a way of looking at issues and finding a way to make sense of what is causing pain and hurt and to live a more balanced and fulfilled life. I believe therapy is a way to find your own inner resources and solutions to your underlying problems with help from a therapist, or simply to achieve acceptance of life events which you cannot change.
We would meet for an initial consultation and you can then decide if you feel happy working together. We can work for a time limited period, say six weeks or for an open ended period subject to reviews every six weeks.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy from Regents University (formerly the London School of Psychotherapy and Counselling) and a Masters degree from Regents University in Psychotherapy and Counselling. I am a registered member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and abide by their ethical guidelines. I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I work in an integrative framework which means that I draw on a number of different therapeutic approaches, with particular emphasis on current events and how you can move forward to implement changes in your life. I have worked at London Metropolitan University, MIND (the mental health charity), The Recovery Centre (a private clinic specialising in helping young people) as well as Cruse the bereavement charity.
Prior to training as a therapist I worked in the commercial world as a Chartered Surveyor and in the retail sector.
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.
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.
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 do not charge for an initial consultation as I believe that it is important for both the client and therapist to feel comfortable working together. It is at the first session that we decide whether short term therapy or open ended therapy is appropriate.
When I work
Please contact me via email or mobile to arrange an appointment.