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Psychotherapist and Counsellor

About me

I'm a psychotherapist working in north Milton Keynes. If you are looking for a way to find meaning in your life, a deeper sense of purpose and greater freedom from anxiety, then I am qualified and have the experience to support you in that search.

My approach is integrative and transpersonal. 'Integrative' refers to the different skills and knowledge that are woven into my work: an understanding of human development; of the healing and wounding nature of relationship; of how trauma is stored and healed in body and soul; of how different levels of need can be frustrated or fulfilled; of how family and cultural history may colour our present and our future.

'Transpersonal' refers to the context which surrounds and contains our work together in the therapy relationship. Neuroscience demonstrates that what we access through conscious awareness is only the tip of the iceberg: our unconscious minds contain infinitely more knowledge that our conscious minds can grasp. Similarly, as the therapist, I keep in mind that there will be more to you and your need - for healing or for meaning -  than I can consciously grasp. So I am attentive to clues from the language of our bodies, our dreams, and our intuition , as we work together.

If you know, deep down, that there's more to what's troubling you than what is apparent on the surface, then this kind of therapy may be for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I initially trained and worked as a classical musician both in Britain and abroad. I see a continuum between the creativity of artistic expression, and the creativity of effective therapy.

I was also for a number of years a member of a monastic community. During that time, besides facilitating music in the community, one of my roles involved caring for a small herd of dairy goats.

My experience includes work in private mental health, the NHS, and school and college settings. I have 12 years' experience of counselling and have worked as a psychotherapist for six years.

I hold a diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis counselling, and a dploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis psychotherapy.

I am a registered member of UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy), and BACP.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

UKCP

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.

BACP

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Major life transitions
Midlife transitions
Retirement

Fees

£45.00 per session

Additional information

A session is 50 minutes long, and costs £45.00. 

Milton Keynes, MK13

Type of session

In person