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About me

I currently work in private practice from my home where there is a room set aside for my work with a separate entrance. There is easy off road parking and the village is served by the 252 Stagecoach bus service which connects Tunbridge Wells and Eastbourne and also goes through Heathfield and Crowborough. I also work privately from within a GP Practice in Crowborough and can see clients at either venue.

I train therapists within university settings where I am involved in experiential learning, skills work and personal and professional development groups.
I have research interests within psychotherapy relating to the issues around how research into human experience can be undertaken.

I work with adults, teenagers and children, as well as with groups and couples. I have worked with a wide range of clients and issues including problems arising from illness and death, childhood trauma and relationship difficulties. I work with eating disorders and issues of self-harm. I also work with those who seek to grow and understand themselves better in order to lead a richer life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a psychotherapist having qualified as a Certified Transactional Analyst registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I am a member of the United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA) and also a member of the European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA).My training as a therapist started with my training by CRUSE then going on to do counselling skills courses at the University of Kent at Canterbury and at West Kent College. I did my Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling at the University of Brighton where I also did my Master of Arts Degree in Counselling Studies. After this I trained as a Certified Transactional Analyst at the Link Centre. I am also an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (The BACP) and I am a member of the United Kingdom Register of Counselling and Psychotherapy (UKRCP).

I work with my clients on both a long and short-term basis depending on what their needs are.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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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

Group Therapy

Fees

Additional information

My fees are £50 for a 50 min session

Packhams, Station Road, Rotherfield, East Sussex, TN6 3HP

Type of session

In person