I have over 14 years of experience working with individuals (children, adolescents, adults), couples and their families struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, domestic violence, bereavement, chronic and terminal health difficulties, transitions in family life, and various relational difficulties. I also have experience providing teaching, consultation, and supervision for family therapy trainees and other professionals.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist. I graduated from Westminster College in the United States in 2001 (BA with honors in Psychology). In addition, I completed my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and post graduate certificate in Medical Family Therapy at Seattle Pacific University in 2004. I have additional training from the Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center. I moved to the United Kingdom in 2007 and am also a British Citizen.
Registered / Accredited
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I am registered with several insurance companies. In addition I accept fees on a sliding scale. Information regarding this can be found on my website. http://www.brightfuturesconsultancy.com/faq