In my private practice I offer individual psychotherapy and psychodynamic counselling for a wide range of conditions and problems including anxiety, depression, trauma, bereavement, sexual abuse and relationship problems. I also work with psychotherapy and counselling students from a range of modalities.
My work is normally open ended but I also do shorter, fixed term work.
I have worked in the NHS for over 15 years and have extensive experience of mental health issues including working with patients diagnosed with personality disorders and those with severe and enduring mental health problems.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MA in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from IPSS (Institute of Psychotherapy and Social Studies)
I also have a Diploma in Supervision from SAP (Society of Analytical Psychology)
I have had a private practice in Dorking for 18 years.
I have worked in the NHS as a psychotherapist for over 15 years.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
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
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
My normal fee is £55 for a 50 minute session. I can offer some small reductions to clients who have more than once weekly sessions.
I offer some evening sessions for those unable to attend during the day.