I am a Senior Accredited member of the BACP, and I hold a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and Therapy. I have over twenty five years in working in Primary Care in GP practices as well as working in private practice.
I have worked in schools with teachers and pupils individually and in groups. As well as working in a wide range of settings I have worked with great variety of people from a diverse background with a wide range of issues such as bereavement, relationships, stress, anger, depression, work issues, anxiety eating disorders as well as many others.
What can I offer help with?
I have many years of experience in the Health Service and in private practice working with individuals with emotional and psychological difficulties. I work with individuals experiencing crisis and difficulty in their daily lives and in relationships generally. This might be as a result of anxiety or depression or as a result of a specific life issue which is undermining the quality of enjoyment of life, work or personal relationships or ability to cope generally. Fundamentally, most people look for counselling due to relationship difficulties which can be as challenging as being out of one or through bereavement, tragedy or relationship breakdown.
How can I help?
Whatever issues you are struggling with at this moment I can offer you a warm, open, non judgemental space so that you can have time to reflect on your life and your choices and options.
The key in therapy is in the relationship between you and the counsellor and the trust that is built up over time and it can be a very rewarding experience and lead to a greater self awareness and changes in your life, so life is happier and more fulfilled.
I work in a very individual way with each client and focus on what you want and what you would like to gain from the counselling.
When seeking help for the first time it can be confusing as to where to start and with whom and to find out what approach is suitable for your needs, The starting point is to have an assessment where I can recommend the approach I can offer you. It might be a fixed number of sessions for a distinct problem you are facing or longer term therapy for deep seated and long standing difficulties.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in psychodynamic counselling and therapy
- WPF post qualifying certificate in CBT skills
- Senior accredited with BACP
- Member of counsellors in Primary Care
- UKRCP registered
- Bupa and cigna registered
- I abide by the code of Ethics of the BACP to act in the best interests of the client at all times.
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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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Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £90 for individuals . The session is for 50 minutes and the content is strictly confidential.
Early mornings, weekdays and evenings.
I am a 5 minute walk from Swiss cottage station and just 10 mins from Belsize park. There is parking available close by.
I offer both online therapy and socially distanced walks .My therapy room is sufficiently spacious for socially distancing