I am a family and systemic psychotherapist, dramatherapist, clinical supervisor and yoga teacher.
I offer individual, couple, family or group therapy for clients wanting to understand better and resolve areas of difficulty in their lives. As a family therapist I include talking and creative methods. In my dramatherapy sessions I offer more creative work and less talking.
I work with individuals and teams in my supervision practice which includes talking and creative activities.
I have recently returned from India after completing a yoga training and am now offering therapeutic yoga.
I work from home in West Norwood and also work in clients homes as well as renting spaces.
From September I am offering a dramatherapy workshop and ongoing dramatherapy group in a yoga centre near Brixton.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered family therapist, dramatherapist, clinical supervisor and yoga teacher. I have over 30 years experience of working in mental health services with clients with severe trauma histories and have also been working privately at home and in a variety of community settings and institutions.
I have had extensive personal therapy including, individual, couple, family and group work for my own trauma which informs my work.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My prices are £60 for individual, family and systemic psychotherapy, dramatherapy and supervision and £80 for couples and families wanting family and systemic psychotherapy.
I charge £50 for an individual yoga session and £10 per individual in a group session.
I am also open to negotiation re concessionary rates.
I am happy to offer an initial free telephone consultation regarding an area of difficulty that a prospective client, couple or family wishes to address. I work with children and teenagers.