I am a HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist (trained to Doctoral level), Chartered Psychologist and EMDR Therapist. I am also a qualified Counsellor. I have extensive experience working with children, teenagers and adults, having worked within the mental health field for over 27 years.
Since qualifying as a Psychologist, I have gained over 16 years experience of working within NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, within both community and forensic settings. I also have substantial experience working with adults with a very wide range of presenting issues. I have worked within inpatient services including acute mental health wards and psychiatric intensive care units, with children, young people and adults.
I work primarily from a Person-Centred therapeutic approach, integrating Cognitive Behavioural therapy as appropriate. Sessions are tailored to individual needs and I am flexible in terms of appointment times offered and frequency of sessions.
I am passionate about my work and dedicated to offering a safe, relaxing space for clients to explore their concerns openly, without judgement.
Short and long term therapy is available.
I practice from home in a designated room which is relaxing and tranquil (no stairs required). My house is situated in a quiet residential part of Uttoxeter, Staffordshire.
There is a large free car park next door to my house.
I have full professional liability insurance and Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance.
I am registered to provide therapy through insurance companies, including BUPA, AXA PPP, WPA, Aviva, Cigna and Vitality.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information.
I hope I can be of help to you.
Training, qualifications & experience
British Psychological Society-Qualification in Counselling Psychology (2005, Doctoral level award)
MSc Applied Psychology, University of Manchester (2002)
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, Keele University (2001)
Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling, Keele University (1999)
BA (Hons), 2:1, Psychology, Sociology and Social Anthropology, Keele University (1993)
Training in supervision (BPS 2013).
Various other training including Mindfulness based therapy with children and adults.
I have trained in EMDR therapy with adults (level 3) and children- please contact me if you would like further information.
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
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
From £85.00 to £100.00
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
My charges are from £85 per 60 minute individual session, for appointments starting before 5pm.
Individual sessions after 5pm are from £90.
I charge from £90 per 60 minute session for couples for appointments starting before 5pm.
Sessions for couples after 5pm are from £100.
I can occasionally offer concessions for trainee psychologists/counsellors/psychotherapists
My charges for therapy through insurance companies may be higher.
Cancellation within 24 hours or non-attendance at your appointment is fully chargeable.
Payment can be made by cash, cheque or card at appointment. I accept payment via bank transfer in advance of appointment only.
Appointments are available face to face and remotely at this time, via Skype, Zoom, telephone etc. My latest appointment start time is around 5.30pm.
To make an appointment or to find out further information please call/text 07830 728825 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
If my phone goes to answerphone please leave a message-I will call you back as soon as I can.