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BACP Registered Member

About me

For most of us it is a big step to decide to come for counselling/psychotherapy and I hope that the following information supports you in thinking about your next steps. Whatever your reasons for seeking counselling I provide a safe space to talk about what is on your mind, experience feelings which might have felt overwhelming, gain more insight, clarity and perspective, and start to make changes.

I am a BACP registered, psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist offering long and short-term counselling to individuals and couples with a wide variety of issues including relationship and sexual issues, stress and anxiety, low mood or depression, the loss of a loved one, or other trauma, feelings of loneliness and isolation, work difficulties, or a feeling that life lacks meaning or purpose. 

Counselling and psychotherapy can help us to understand what we are experiencing and gain insight into how we can move forward. As Dr Mark Epstein writes, ‘People do not have to pretend to be other than who they are in therapy. They do not have to apologise for themselves but can be honest and revealing in an ongoing way. This can be a great gift and is at the heart of what turns out to be therapeutic for many people’.

I am now seeing the majority of clients face to face in my private consulting room in Welwyn Garden City (Hertfordshire), which is within a self-contained part of my home with separate access and toilet facilities, and off-street parking. I also see clients via Zoom and Skype.

You can contact me on 07305 620634 and if I am not immediately available just leave a message with your name, telephone number and a good time to contact you and I will call you back. Alternatively, you can email me here.

Training, qualifications & experience

My core training is in psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy and my principal qualifications are a Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (a 5-year BACP accredited training). I have undertaken further training including group work with the Institute of Group Analysis (Certificate in Group Therapy), psychodynamic couples work with the Tavistock Centre, attachment theory at the Bowlby Centre and, currently, advanced couples and psychosexual therapy with the NAOS Institute (Advanced Diploma in Couples Therapy). I am currently training as a psychosexual therapist with the London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy. 

I am a Registered Member of the BACP and adhere strictly to their Ethical Framework which supports the importance of safety, confidentiality, respect, and equality. I'm also a student member of COSRT (the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists). 

Before training as a therapist, I worked within the public sector, initially as a Chartered Surveyor and then as a senior manager.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

It is important to feel that you are working with the right therapist for you and I offer an initial 30-minute conversation via Zoom or telephone (for which there is no charge).

If you then decide to move forward, the fee per session is £50 for individuals and £60 for couples.

Sessions last for 50 minutes for individuals and 60 minutes for couples and are generally weekly.

When I work

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I am available daytime and evenings from 8am to 8pm although I currently have limited evening availability. 

Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom