How can counselling help?
Depression, anxiety, stress and many physical symptoms are an expression of emotional pain. The feelings can affect our ability to lead satisfying and fulfilling lives and often express themselves in damaging ways. They tend to disrupt relationships and sometimes they lead to addictions, eating disorders and other other types of self-harm. Counselling can help you to untangle the confusion of these painful emotions and to manage them in healthier ways.
What can I offer?
Taking the step to seek help through therapy is often daunting. I provide a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment in which to explore often very difficult feelings. As a psychodynamic psychotherapist I believe that it is important to explore the past in order to understand the present. By reflecting on these connections it becomes possible to find new and healthier emotional responses. I offer face-to-face therapy once or twice per week as well as on-line or by telephone.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP registered and accredited psychodynamic psychotherapist. I work in private practice and at the Highbury Counselling Centre. I have experience in a number of counselling agencies serving wide-ranging, diverse communities. Over twenty years of working in the educational sector and for fostering services has given me a wealth of experience supporting individuals and families in crisis.
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and Therapy in the Community
PhD, BA Hons.
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
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
Each session is 50 minutes for which I charge a fee of between £40.00 and £65 depending on your financial circumstances.
Some concessions available.
For more details about me and my work please visit my website.