I seek to understand each person’s own individual experience and adapt my approach to best suit each client. As an integratively trained practitioner I draw upon many therapeutic approaches. Whilst appreciating that the past plays an important role in the development of our patterns of behaviour, I am also able to utilise cognitive behavioural techniques to help clients cope better with everyday life. It is about finding what is right for you. In addition to counselling I am also able to work in a coaching capacity where I adopt a psychotherapeutic approach to facilitate a deeper level of understanding and self awareness.
I have spent 20 years working in a corporate environment, along with gaining clinical experience within a variety of settings, including the NHS. I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with a Masters in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Counselling Professions. In addition I am a member of BACP Coaching, a member of the European Coaching and Mentoring Council and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development. I undertake regular continuous professional development and training to advance my knowledge and expertise.
I hold face to face sessions in my private practice in central Teddington, online sessions via Zoom and offer 'walk & talk' therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and am a fully Registered Member of the BACP and listed on the BACP Register for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Reg. No. 342848). I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I am also a member of the BACP Coaching professional body, of the European Coaching and Mentoring Council and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
My training is in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and as such I draw upon a wide range of theories and practices, seeking to find the best approach for each individual client. I have experience working within the NHS, a Hospice and a Cancer Support organisation, in addition to running my own private practice.
In addition to my work as a therapist, I have 20 years experience working within the corporate sector within a variety of settings and countries.
I frequently undertake further professional training and attend supervision regularly, regarding continuous professional development as fundamental to maintaining good standards of practice.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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