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I am an experienced senior BACP accredited counsellor/psychotherapist & supervisor, providing long term and short term at my practice.
Our first steps for help are often the hardest but counselling can help with difficulties and emotional stress caused by loss, relationship breakdown, work worries and painful life events. Talking with a Psychotherapist can help you to understand how past experiences, and worry about the future or lack of confidence may be affecting your life today. A professional Psychotherapist can help you to reflect on how you are responding to your life events, and help you to explore how you relate more effectively to others and yourself. Counselling provides a unique professional relationship to explore your thoughts and feelings, aiming to help you make your own choices and bring about change.
My Way of Working.
As a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist I will help you to gain some awareness and insights to why you are feeling the way you do in your current situation. by working with each other we will gradually explore the internal conflicts which are causing you anxiety and pain, and work towards helping you change your way of thinking so that you can start to feel more engaged and connected.
Training, qualifications & experience
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Therapeutic Counselling.
Certificate in Counselling Berkshire Youth counselling Service (1988 )
Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling Westminster Pastoral Foundation
( 1990 )
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling Westminster Pastoral Foundation (1993 )
MBACP (Accred ) 1997 Accredited Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
UKRC Registered Independent Counsellor ( 1997 )
Senior Accredited MBACP (2004)
Certificate in Psychodynamic Supervision (2006) Southampton Counselling (Westminster Pastoral Foundation)
Accredited Supervisor MBACP (2007)
Certificate in CBT (2007) The Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre.
Certificate in Couple Counselling (2008) Berkshire Counselling Centre. (Wpf) London.
Certificate in Online and Telephone counselling 2020
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 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.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
The Reformed family.
Step families have become the fastest growing trend in family development over the last few years. Being a member of a step family can be a challenging, lonely, over crowded, and in some cases a stressful experience.I have attended training work shops at The Tavistock Centre for Family Relationships and have considerable experience in working with clients affected by bereavement divorce/separation and the reformed step-family.
£60.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Counselling Sessions £60.00
On line Sessions £60.00
Couple counselling £65.00
Supervision ( 1 Hour £60.00)
Monthly 1.5 Hours £65.00
On line - Fee as above.
Student reduced fee available.
When I work
Appointments. Monday to Thursday
I offer face to face sessions.