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Existential Analytic Psychotherapist

About me

UKCP accredited MBACP existential-analytic psychotherapist working with individuals and young people face-to-face, online or via phone.

Life can be challenging for all sorts of reasons while some maybe be obvious others can be obscure; sometimes we find ourselves feeling out of control and unable to cope. Therapy can help gain a better understanding of oneself through identifying the stumbling blocks that seemingly hold us back. It’s an opportunity to look at the things that aren’t working or don’t feel right and think about how we might change them.

Therapy endeavours to help ease emotional pain, as well as supporting clients in working towards living a more fulfilled and rewarding life. I provide a safe, supportive and friendly environment in which to explore difficult feelings to develop your understanding of them.

You will have your own specific needs and expectations of therapy, and this would be our starting point. In our initial assessment we would discuss what has brought you to therapy at this point in time and what it is you are looking for. We will assess if this is a good fit and if I am the right therapist for you.

If you would like to consider open-ended or short term therapy please do contact me by email or on 07584 222 697.

Training, qualifications & experience

TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS

Critical Existential Analytic Training - SAFPAC - University of Roehampton

MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy -  University of Roehampton

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Roehampton)

Foundation Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Regent's University)

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and abide by their ethical framework. I am also a member of the UPCA.

EXPERINCE

I have experience working with individuals and young people from many different countries and cultures and ages in the NHS, private and voluntary sectors. Some of the issues I have experience in include:

Abuse, addiction, anger, anxiety, panic attacks, low self-esteem, feeling sad, self-harm, identity, isolation, depression, stress, health issues, relationship issues, sexuality, grief and trauma.

My approach, whether it be a specific problem or a more complex issue, is to start with the individual.

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
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

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults