I am an experienced practitioner and accredited CBT Psychotherapist, trained at Sussex University, completing a post graduate accredited course in CBT for Complex Difficulties, involving placements in primary and secondary care in the NHS. I currently work part time in the NHS as a CBT Psychotherapist in primary care.
I am also an accredited Psychotherapist, with a 3 year diploma training in person-centred therapy (PCT) at Metanoia Institute in London.
I am currently a student on the DPsych Doctorate in Psychotherapy by Professional Studies at Metanoia with my research focus on developing an integrated counselling model using PCT and CBT in Kenya
I am accredited with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies BABCP). I also have a Masters Degree in Counselling Studies, Manchester University. I am Accredited and Registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist since 2011.
As well as working using CBT which is a shorter term way of working than counselling/psychotherapy, involving a more practical approach, I also work in a longer-term ongoing psychotherapy and use schema therapy as well as working in a person-centred way. I have been practising as a counsellor/psychotherapist in UK since 1999 before moving to Africa in 2001 for 14 years where I have had in-depth experiences of working among diverse cultures. This has led me to working compassionately with 'difference' and a deeper understanding of people and the uniqueness that people bring to therapy sessions.
I live in Hadlow Down in East Sussex. This area serves Tunbridge Wells, Uckfield and is not far from Lewis.
Training, qualifications & experience
Doctorate in Professional Studies at Metanoia Institute- ongoing
Postgraduate diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Complex difficulties- Sussex University-Fully Accredited with BABCP
Masters in Counselling Studies - Manchester University
Accreditation and Registration, BACP
Diploma in Person Centred Counselling - Metanoia Institute, London
Schema Therapy Workshops, London
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy training, East Sussex
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy workshop, London
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Certificate, Institute of Counselling
Mindfulness Course, Nairobi
Counselling for Depression, IAPT, NICE approved course, Metanoia, London
Trainer of Trainers (TOT) course, Nairobi
I work as an integrative therapist, meaning that I use different tools and skills with the main focus of my work in aiming to meet the needs of my clients. The end goal is for an effective result in therapy. I work with my clients to set the goals that they aspire towards, also focusing on relationship building between my client and I. I have also worked for ChildLine and The Samaritans (1996) and having gained a diploma in child psychology together with the understanding of parenthood, I enjoy working with young people. I feel passionate about the work I do and I look forward to welcoming you to therapy.
In addition to therapy, I have also been involved in training Certificate and Diploma students at Amani Counselling Centre and Training Institution in Nairobi, in topics including: Group Theory; Ethics; Supervision; Personality Traits where I counselled couples, adults and adolescents.
Also working at Kenya Association for Professional Counsellors - Researching and presenting monthly Continuous Professional Development (CPD) topics including: Non-verbal Communication - Emotion Focused Practice; The Counselling Process; Anger Management; Counselling for Depression model; Depression and Anxiety; Counselling Creatively; Eclectic, Integrative or Purist? The Counselling Relationship. I also ran a 2 day workshop in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) covering the basic necessary skills and awareness for counsellors to use.
I have recently written an article in Therapy Today on "the differences between us" which was published in the April 2014 edition and can be viewed at www.therapytoday.net/article/show/4226.
I have also written an article on Trauma which is to be published in the Nakumatt Magazine in Kenya, December 2015.
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
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
£70.00 per session
Assessment fee is £75
Sessions are 1 hour
Adults - £70
Couples - £75
Under 18's - £65
9am to 5.30pm Thursday, Friday and 7pm in pms. Saturday ams. However I try and be flexible to your situation