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Psychotherapist, BA (Hons), MA, MBACP, UKCP Reg.

About me

I believe that given the right kind of environmental support, people are basically growth-oriented. We want good relationships, meaningful pursuits, to feel understood and seen, and to be safe. Sometimes our pasts or the systems we live within can make it feel impossible to achieve those things. My hope is that by listening to you, trying to understand who you are and why you've made the choices you have, and offering as much insight as I can muster, we may be able to help you get back towards those fundamental human needs. 

What kind of therapist am I?

I am an integrative counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy. In brief this means that I trained in a wide range of therapeutic methods and theories, and that I try to think about each client and each problem from several points of view.

How do I work?

I've worked with clients for a short number of sessions and for extended periods, and I'm comfortable with whichever duration a client prefers. Broadly speaking I tend to view therapy as being as natural and dynamic as any human relationship: we may rub along well very quickly, or find it takes a while to get into a stride.

I may work quite differently with one person from how I work with another, because the relationship will be different. You might have a firm idea about how you want to think about your life, and I may have another, and between us we'll gradually work out a middle ground.

There's no great mystery to therapy; it's just a conversation between two people, and generally it follows the same rules as any other conversation does. The important difference is that in this conversation you are the focus. We're sitting together to think about your life, your worries, your history. I'm there as an aide to that, but I'm not the centre of it. That kind of opportunity for unbroken care and attention is rare in day-to-day life. I believe that's what makes therapy unique.

What are my areas of expertise?

I'm comfortable working with just about anything, but the broadest area of expertise I have is around professional adults. I've supported many people in high pressure environments where the difference between success and failure feels paper thin.

Perhaps because of this I've tended to work with a lot of people experiencing what is sometimes called a quarter-life crisis: a sense of not knowing what's next, of fearing being left behind, or of feeling that you're struggling to live up to expectations.

There are a great many pressures around achievement, whether because you have come from a high-achieving family and feel dwarfed by it, or because you have worked your way into a high-achieving environment and feel overwhelmed. I'm currently working on a paper dealing with some of these issues and the ways we may compensate for our feelings of inferiority, and consider this a particular area of interest.

I've worked with issues around pregnancy, pregnancy loss, and abortion. I have an interest in eating disorders and self image, especially bulimia. I have experience working with many people in the creative industries, including music and acting. I have also worked around addiction and am familiar with the 12 step programme.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Integrative Counselling, Minster Centre.

Advanced Diploma (MA) in Integrative Psychotherapy, Minster Centre.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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.

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Therapies offered

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Fees

£75.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Prior to any initial session I offer a phone call or online brief consultation to find out a little about you, and for you to ask any questions you may have. I then expect that if we proceed to sessions, we would review after the first few sessions to see whether we both think we're a good fit. 

When I work

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I work broadly within the core working hours of 9am - 6pm, but am able to accommodate evening or weekend sessions occasionally where rescheduling is necessary. 

Further information

I am currently working both online and face-to-face in Fulham, SW6. 

New Kings House, 136-144 New Kings Road, London, SW6 4LZ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults

Key details

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom