I imagine you're reading this as you’re thinking about therapy and whether it could help you in these challenging times - perhaps your relationships, your career or maybe life in general is on your mind as you wonder if it’s possible to change things for the better and how to begin.
A talking therapy is one of the routes available to you when you’re looking for positive change in your life - it can support you in understanding, in change and in development, to help you improve your mental health and your well-being.
Psychotherapy affords a deep exploration of issues be they long-standing or more recent. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) offers solutions for acute, specific problems. I work in both modalities – further information on each is below.
Whichever you prefer, I work with you focussing on what’s happening for you and why, perhaps why it keeps on happening if you’ve noticed things repeating. I’m interested in your concerns, you and your story.
As an experienced, fully-qualified therapist & counsellor I offer a confidential space for us to meet [currently just online] and to work together regularly. I work with a wide range of issues including but not limited to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, bereavement and loss, relationship difficulties.
I have been meeting with clients for over ten years retraining after over twenty years in HR in The City, media (tv and publishing), charity and IT-security sectors. These roles have given me a good understanding of the challenges and pressures which are experienced when at work and when not.
I’m an experienced, accredited and regulated therapist (by UKCP and the FPC) working in the online space.
Daytime and evening weekly Zoom and mobile/phone sessions are available with charges between £50 and £90 - depending on appointment times.
I hold postgraduate diplomas in Psychodynamic Theory & Practice from WPF and the University of Roehampton . Additionally, I have successfully completed the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust’s Understanding Trauma certificate course.
Get in touch to arrange an exploration call / have your questions answered.
1) Psychotherapy aims to understand a person’s internal conflicts and how they may impact on their feelings, behaviour and relationships. These conflicts are believed to stem from childhood experiences, past events, with people often unaware of their lasting impact and reach. Psychodynamic psychotherapy aims to uncover and explain these internal conflicts and reduce their impact on everyday life allowing an individual to understand themselves better and make change.
You and your therapist work together in confidential conversation to discover and understand these conflicts and what is happening in your life. Psychotherapy considers that insight / self-knowledge is an essential condition for lasting recovery and change and we may cover a wide range of topics in these conversations. A trusting, consistent relationship with the therapist allows the patient to gradually reveal emotional and behavioural issues which are causing them problems.
2) In CBT work we focus on distinct, current problems looking for triggers and developing practices which are impacting you day to day. There is regular work for you to do between sessions working on the change you wish to effect and embedding it in your life. These are agreed between us.
Training, qualifications & experience
As a qualified, registered practitioner, I am accredited by UKCP, a member of the FPC, and work to their codes of ethics.
I hold postgraduate diplomas in Psychodynamic Theory & Practice from WPF and the University of Roehampton and trained in both psychodynamic psychotherapy and CBT at WPF Therapy.
I have successfully completed the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust’s Understanding Trauma certificate course.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees range from £50-90 per session - depending on time of day.