I have been working as a counsellor and psychotherapist in the NHS and in private practice, for over 20 years. I offer a confidential, safe space for you to talk freely about the concerns and difficulties you are experiencing.
I work in a collaborative way, tailoring my approach in response to your presenting problems and needs. We may explore the links between past events and current problems, developing insights and opening up the potential for you to move through the blocks that are holding you back. We may concentrate on the present and find ways to change patterns of thinking and behaviour that are currently causing you distress. I respect the progress individuals make. Small steps can lead to big changes.
Acknowledging that you may need to talk to someone about how you are feeling can be very difficult. Contacting someone is a courageous step on a journey that may ultimately lead to considerable relief. Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have and I will aim to get back to you within 24 hours.
I see individuals and couples, on a short term basis, where the focus is on achieving specific goals and on a longer term open ended basis, to enable the working through of more deep seated issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc TA Psychotherapy. Middlesex University.
- Certified Transactional Analyst.
- Post Graduate Diploma TA Counselling.
- Certificate Couples Counselling-Relate.
- Bsc Social Psychology.
Registered / Accredited
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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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