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BPC (Accred), MBACP, FPC, WPF

About me

'How do I find the right therapist?' Even choosing the right therapist may seem daunting at the moment. So let me give you some guidance on what to look for so that you can reap the benefits of your treatment from the start.

1. First and foremost you will need to feel comfortable talking to your therapist.

As you can see, it's easy to find a counsellor/psychotherapist, but we all have different personalities and the important thing is to find someone who you can completely trust and who has the experience to help you make changes for the better in your life.

When you call me you should start to get a good understanding about how we can work together.

The initial consultation session will also be a great opportunity to see how you feel about how I like to work. And of course, there is no obligation at all to continue after our initial meeting. That decision will be totally up to you.

2. You will need someone experienced in working with your particular issue.

All BPC & BACP Registered psycotherapists/counsellors are competent to work with Clients in most areas of psychotherapy but it is always valuable if they have first-hand experience of your particular issue.

Please look below to see the broad range of experience that I will bring to our sessions.

3. You will want a counsellor who can help you to find your own solutions to whatever issue or concern has brought you to therapy.

This will empower you and give you the tools and resources you need to have greater control over your life and live in a more satisfying and positive way.

4. You will need a therapist with the right qualifications.

A therapist's credentials and qualifications can tell you a lot about how adept they will be at helping you through your problems.

I am registered with and accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and have a BPC Accredited Post-Graduate Diploma/MA in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.

I am also a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and have a BACP Accredited Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.

I also have considerable clinical experience working as a psychotherapist and counsellor in private practice, and in counselling centres in both Tunbridge Wells and London.

5. In addition your session needs to be at a convenient time and ideally somewhere that's easy to get to.

Please contact me for available session times. My practice is located in the centre of Tunbridge Wells, within a 1 minute drive from the train station. There is easy access to plenty of parking in the surrounding area.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BPC Accredited Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • BACP Accredited Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills

I have considerable experience working as a counsellor and psychotherapist in private practice, and in counselling centres in both Tunbridge Wells and London.


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.

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.

BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council

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 Psychoanalytic Council
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

Fees

£65.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

I charge £65 per session. Sessions last for 50 minutes.

Some reduced-fee places available. Please click on my website (above) for details.

Further information

Please click on my website (above) for further information.

Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2

Type of session

In person
Online