PsychD MBACP UKPC
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Welcome to Locus Therapy. I understand that reaching out for help can be difficult, but you don’t have to be alone. I am a psychotherapist in Maida Vale and Stanmore, also online, who provides a safe, confidential space where you can be heard and work through difficult issues in a way that is comfortable to you.
At times, everyone gets overwhelmed. You may be feeling isolated, depressed, live with anxiety, going through a bereavement, or be struggling with a failed relationship of some kind. You may be facing a crisis or a time in your life where meaning, freedom, self-assertion, even awakening and deeper purpose are demanding of your attention. You might simply not know, but just feel out of sorts, not your usual self.
Whatever you are facing, I adapt my therapeutic approach to suit your situation, creating the space you need to make your journey towards recovery.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully accredited member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), as well as a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am currently studying depth psychology with renowned author Thomas Moore.
Prior to qualifying as a psychotherapist, I journeyed and lived as a monk in India, studied theology, spent years in a religious community, graduated in critical theory and the study of religion, and as a professional excelled in communications, management, and leadership. Rather than the successes, it has been the mishaps or crises that have been my greatest teachers, the real rites of passage. I have learned much about the courage and compassion that is required to truly face oneself, make peace with one’s suffering, and begin a far more substantive and authentic life. My life has been an incredible journey and I am now dedicated to helping others journey towards recovery, or what might be better termed—discovery.
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.
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
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
Sessions are 50 minutes long and cost £75. This does not include the initial consultation, which is free of charge. I also offer a limited number of cheaper slots for low-income individuals. My psychotherapy in Maida Vale is done at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Psychotherapy is also available over Zoom if you prefer.
I offer psychotherapy in Maida Vale and online to adults facing a wide range of challenges, and welcome clients of every gender, sexuality, ethnicity, race, religion, background, and disability. A lot of my work involves helping people work through failed relationships, either with family members, partners, or in the professional arena. A number of other specific areas I am qualified to work with include:
- Panic attacks
- Identity issues
- Low self-esteem
- Feelings of hopelessness