My practice offers and specialises in short and long term work with a range of issues from day to day problems through to complex conditions which impede the client's psychological well being and in some cases physical health.
An appropriate introduction for the client is achieved through thoughtful, experienced and detailed assessment which provides the client with a safe base to facilitate future work.
My work draws on Psychodynamic, Phenomenology and Existential thinking as well as Systemic Theory where appropriate.
Having worked for the NHS as both a Specialist Therapist and Substance Misuse Specialist for over 20 years and CAMHS as one of their honorary family therapists for 2 years I am now in private practice. I was the NHS Trust Lead for my team in issues relating to Domestic Abuse and Family Therapy.
I work as a clinical supervisor, providing supervision for both qualified and student counsellors/psychotherapists.
What I can help with?
Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Personal development, Phobias, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, Existential, Family therapy, Person Centred, Integrative, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Systemic
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Families, Older adults, Organisations, Counselling Trainees, Young people
How I deliver therapy
During present Covid 19 I have been working using Platforms Zoom, Team. Online counselling, Telephone counselling, Long term and Time-limited therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling - Guildford College of Further Education
- MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy as a Means to Health - University of Surrey
- Advanced Certificate in Family and Couples Psychotherapy - Birkbeck - University of London
- Post Graduate Diploma in Family and Couples Psychotherapy - Birkbeck- University of London
- CPD Courses
- CBT 6 week course - Oxford Centre for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Mindfulness - 6 week course - Oxford Brookes
- 2020 Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling Approved by ACTO
- Accreditation with BACP since 2003 Accreditation No. 520026
- Working at all times within BACP Ethical Framework
- Registered with ICO
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£65.00 per hour for therapy
£60.00 per hour for supervision
£75.00 for couples therapy
My availability is both during the day and evening (Tuesday to Friday) negotiable with the client dependent on availability.