I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist. My training is from an integrative and humanistic perspectives which gives me a broad range of ways we can work together. Issues I can help you with include listed below.
Maybe you wonder how therapy with me would be. Maybe you feel stuck in your current life situation, or have suffered mental illness. Either way, I look at therapy as an exploration into finding a better life. Hopefully there is some fun in it, as well as the difficulties!
After an initial assessment, I will concentrate on getting to know you and hearing your story. This creates a space of safety and trust to work on the issues being presented. People say I'm an outstanding listener. At this point it often involves saying things that, maybe, you've been unable to say before. After 8 weeks, I schedule in a review to ensure we wish to continue. This may only take a few moments, or maybe we discuss things more. In longer-term therapy I schedule in reviews so we can see where we are.
As things develop I may start introducing other methods than just talking things through. I draw on a large number of tools from many traditions. These include bodywork, EFT, Gestalt, roleplay, and creative imagination techniques such as Imagework, family constellations and Jungian active imagination to allow for a deeper exploration of the issues initially presented. Sometimes this also involves artwork and some writing of short pieces.
If this seems daunting, there is also much wonder as new exciting possibilities emerge.
I look forward to meeting you and discovering these. Do contact me if you have any further questions. I offer a free 30 minute telephone consultation to discuss things.
Training, qualifications & experience
2009 Foundation Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy at
Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE)
2010-16: Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling at CCPE (accredited by both UKCP and BACP)
Practitioner Certificate in Imagework (visualisation technique)
Trained at Maudsley Hospital on a psychosis ward
2012–present: in practice.
Facilitated groups at Sevenoaks Area MIND
4 years as a care support worker for Avenues Trust
25 years working in business
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Current fee = £70 per hour (concessions available on request).
I have the facility for card payments.
Registered currently with the following:
Aetna Global Benefits
AXA PPP Healthcare,
Healix Health Services
Free to NHS Staff while COVID-19 crisis exist on producing proper identification.
Working only on line because of COVID-19 to avoid risk of infection. I have slots on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.