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About me

With over 30 years of therapeutic experience with very complex situations, I am a fully registered member of the BACP and CPCAB. I am further trained psychoanalytically to treat psychosomatic conditions (USA), in couples and family therapy (IOPPN) and psychodynamic psychotherapy (UK).  I have over 25 years experience of working with children, parents and adults with wide-ranging issues, from a diversity of cultures and backgrounds.

My main experience is working with children, young people and adults who experience: low self-esteem, childhood issues and discriminations, relationship issues, depression and anxiety, self-harm and suicidality, neuro-developmental conditions, learning difficulties, addictions, eating disorders, psychoses, forensic issues and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Additionally, I currently work with adults with psychogenic seizures, those diagnosed on the schizophrenia spectrum, HIV+/AIDS, post-stroke, amongst a range of other issues, such as those relating to personality difficulties.

Training, qualifications & experience

It is quite something to be looking for a therapist - I will help you in your search.

I have worked with people, trained and studied for over 30 years, committed to helping the most vulnerable people.

I studied depth psychology for many years, using what I have learned to help children and adults in a hospice, schools and the NHS.  I have trained in safeguarding at PG level, Interpersonal and dynamic psychotherapy, family and couples therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, therapeutic counselling and mentalisation-based therapy.

You are very welcome to contact me.


Member organisations

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Dissociative experiences.

Downs syndrome.

HIV+/AIDS.

Personality difficulties.

Post-stroke.

Psychogenic seizures.

Forensic issues, including pedophilia.

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Fees

Additional information

I offer a sliding scale of fees, depending on your circumstances.

Please contact me to have a friendly, safe and confidential chat to find out how I can best help you.  I will offer you a consultation to meet and discuss your therapeutic needs and if necessary, a further appointment or two, when you and I can think about the best way forward for you.  If you and I decide to work together, we can set a regular time to meet.  Otherwise, I will help you to think of the most helpful alternative.

When I work

Monday to Friday: 7am-9pm Saturday and Sunday: 8am-9pm

Further information

Please contact me with any manner of issues and I will do what I can to help you.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Fully wheelchair accessible.