BSc, MA, Registered MBACP (Snr.Accred)
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People from all walks of life decide to work with me to overcome various difficulties, a commonality being that they all want to make positive changes. I am a fully qualified, insured and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist and a senior accredited member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their code of ethics.
I work in an insightful and reflective way and I draw on my training and specialist experience in order to build a trusting, confidential and safe environment so that you feel contained and listened to. I have advanced counselling skills to help us work at a deep level, at a pace that is appropriate for you, exploring unconscious motives and needs. I am experienced in working with unresolved childhood issues as well as adult onset difficulties. I balance professionalism with warmth and acceptance.
You can talk about, and explore experiences that may be causing you pain, discomfort, stress and anxiety. You may also want to talk about things that are making you feel angry or unhappy. This is an opportunity to invest in yourself. To think about and explore issues relating to yourself and your concerns in a way that you often feel you cannot do with other people in your life. It is a place and time just for you, where you are not judged.
Training, qualifications & experience
Senior Accredited Member of BACP
Registered on BACP Register
MA Psychodynamic Counselling (University of Leicester)
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (University of Leicester)
Counselling Certificate (University of Birmingham)
Depression -Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) accredited by The British Psychoanalytic Council
EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner for trauma, (also trained in the FLASH technique and Attachment Informed EMDR)
Domestic and Sexual Abuse
- Drug and Alcohol counselling
- Counselling Children and Young people (Play therapy)
I have worked with children and adults in different settings in both London and Leicester:
- NHS health centres
- G.P. surgeries
- Voluntary and statutory sector
- Generic counselling agencies
- Private practice
- Schools and Universities
I have worked as a specialist for domestic violence agencies, rape crisis centres and drug and alcohol services. I help clients work towards post traumatic growth, helping them work through the effects of trauma, allowing them to lead happier lives.
I have trained professionals on domestic and sexual abuse, to help them work with their clients who have been abused or are dealing with their own abusive behaviour. I have also provided training for professionals on working with children who have witnessed abuse.
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.
United Kingdom Register of Counsellors / Psychotherapists (UKRCP) (UKRCP)
The UKRCP is a voluntary register of Counsellors / Psychotherapists held by BACP. A condition of registration is accreditation with either BACP, COSCA, UKAHPP or FDAP.
Registered practitioners are entitled to be known as a UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor / Psychotherapist.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
EMDR Europe (EMDR Europe)
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Help with depression and anxiety: Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) is a 16 session treatment for mood disorders. It is recognised by NICE guidelines and offered within the NHS IAPT programme for depressed patients.
£70.00 per session
From £70 per 50 minute session
From £70 EMDR per 50 minute session
Supervision from £70 per hour
Video call and telephone counselling available
When I work
Weekdays daytime and evenings
BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Europe Accredited EMDR practitioner. Recognised Psychotherapist for the major Health Providers Axa, Aviva, WPA, Bupa and PruHealth. Please call to discuss further