I am an Integrative/Psychodynamic counsellor and supervisor, accredited with BACP, with over 20 years of experience working in private practice, the NHS and other organisations.
Life can feel difficult at times and problems can appear overwhelming, and it can be useful to talk to an independent professional in a safe, non-judgemental space, where issues can be explored together in a collaborative process over a period of time.We all have unique experiences and, with my approach, I draw on a variety of therapeutic models and adapt to best meet the needs of my clients. I have a warm and emphatic style and hope that this enables people to feel at ease.
My background is in music and I have a particular interest in the Performing Arts and Education and workplace issues.
My private practice is based in Forest Hill SE23,on the borders of East Dulwich, near to the Horniman Museum, and is close to public transport. Buses stop nearby and the nearest Rail station is Forest Hill, about five minutes' walk away.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained initially at Goldsmiths,University of London, qualifying in 1998.
2013 Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision ( Inter-Psyche)
1998 Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (Goldsmiths, University of London)
1996 Certificate in Counselling (Goldsmiths, University of London)
1977 Post Graduate Advanced Study (Royal College of Music)
1976 BA (Hons) Music (University of Exeter)
1975 ARCM (Cello teaching Diploma)(Royal College of Music)
I worked as as the Staff Counsellor for the London Borough of Bexley for 15 years until 2013 which greatly informed my knowledge of workplace issues. I continue to work for IAPT as a supervisor , and for a number of EAP's.
In my private practice I work on a short or long term basis with individual clients. This is discussed at the initial assessment session and is open to revue during the process.
I am Accredited with BACP and am a member of the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
I am qualified supervisor and work with individuals and groups in a variety of settings.
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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Concessions offered for
My fee is £60.00 per session and I have a sliding scale for students and people on low income. I am happy to discuss this with you.
My fee for supervision is £70.00 for an hour's individual session and £100.00 for 1.5 hours. This is pro-rata for groups.
I work in my private practice during from Tuesday-Friday during the day and some evenings.
I offer supervision to qualified and trainee therapists both in my private practice and in organisational settings.