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People seek psychotherapy for a variety of reasons and I will work with you to explore what ever you bring to our sessions. You may be seeking therapy in response to a challenging situation or change – or you may be looking for some time and space for deeper reflection on your life.
You may want to explore your past, your life at present or your future – and how they may be connected.
Many people experience distress or unhappiness in their lives and I believe this is not usually a sign of a mental health problem. Together we explore the possible sources of this unease, how this is affecting you and whether you might choose to make changes.
Typically we have an initial session in which to explore what it is that is happening in your life at present, what it is you're looking for from counselling - and how we might work together. In this first session, we can explore if we think we are suited to working with each other and make an agreement to work together.
Some of my clients work with me for several years, some for a few month or weeks, and occasionally some people come for a single session in order to clarify a specific issue in their life.
I work with people from many different walks of life and all age groups. I am registered with healthcare provider AXA/PPP medical insurance and employee assistance programmes.
I do have an interest and experience of working with qualified counsellors and psychotherapists who may be seeking space to explore their own issues and professional practice. I also have extensive experience of working with therapists in training and supporting the personal learning process this entails.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced and effective psychotherapist, registered with the United Kingdom Council for Counselling & Psychotherapy (UKCP). I abide by their Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Conduct.
I trained in existential psychotherapy; integrative arts and person centred psychotherapy.
I have undertaken the following formal training in addition to many other professional development activities.
- Certificate in Clinical Supervision
- Facilitator Training - Joanna Macey's 'The Work that Reconnects'
- MA Existential Psychotherapy & Counselling
- Certificate Therapeutic and Educational Application of the Arts
- Certificate Person Centered Counselling
- CRUSE Bereavement Care Programme
- MA Management and Organisational Learning
I have experience of working as a counsellor with CRUSE and Kingston Bereavement Service and with an NHS neuro-rehabilitation service in Woking. I have also worked with the student counselling service at Portsmouth University.
In addition to working in private practice as a psychotherapist, I also work in Higher Education and with charitable organisations offering consultancy in teaching and learning for professional practice /and professional development.
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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£70.00 - £100.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Sliding scale per session in person and online.
I may be able to offer concessions, depending on your circumstances, please ask.
Fees are payable by cash at the end of each session or by bank transfer. Please let me know if you require a receipt for fees paid.
If you need to change or cancel an appointment please let me know as soon as possible – I do charge for missed sessions unless you can give me 48 hours notice or unless we can find an alternative time the same week.
When I work
Tuesday - Thursday - daytime and evening appointments.