I am a UKCP registered Integrative Arts Psychotherapist. My practice is based in the Kingston upon Thames/Surbiton area. I work with clients using a range of therapeutic techniques and see clients weekly on short term and on a long term basis according to need.
The initial meeting is essentially an assessment of what is possible and what might work for the client should he or she decide to come for therapy.
I have an interest in the relationship between psychology/spirituality and the creative process as a tool for rejuvenation, wellness and personal healing (and I have many years experience of working and supporting trainee therapists) I have also specialised in training groups dealing with Loss and Bereavement as well as working with individuals on this issue of Bereavement or Anticipatory Grief. I also specialise in supervising therapists working with Dementia.
Training, qualifications & experience
For a number of years I have been teaching psychotherapy/counselling at different Higher Education institutes/universities and along with individual client practice, I have experience of working in the care field both within the statutory and voluntary sector.
My therapeutic qualification is a Masters degree with Distinction in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy.
I have taught in a number of Higher Education establishments teaching Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am currently a senior lecturer at the Institute for Arts in therapy and Education
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
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fee structure is from £65 to £85 per session (50 minutes) for one to one client sessions agreed with the client according to what is affordable within that range. For couple therapy my fee range is £120
Concessions offered for
I work with individual clients and also with couples and I offer supervision for qualified therapists or trainee therapists.
I work (whole)istically with mind, body, soul and the human spirit.