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* Covid-19 update [July 2020] * I have re-opened the practice for face-to-face therapy and have a number of measures in place to reduce possible infection with COVID-19: I am also continuing to offer on-line therapy with those clients who wish to do so; I am open to new inquiries for both. Please contact me for more information.
I am a fully qualified Core Process psychotherapist working with clients that wish to address a range of life-issues including relationships, anxiety, depression, post-natal depression, work-related stress and grief, loss and bereavement. I work with clients of any age from 18 years onwards.
I aim to offer, above all else, safety in our working relationship, focussing on understanding and supporting your unique needs. I do this through an empathetic, non-judgmental, accepting and supportive environment in which to jointly explore the nature of our psychotherapeutic work. Every working relationship is unique and I am therefore conscious of and sensitive to the differing therapeutic needs of each individual. I abide by the UKCP code of conduct and the Karuna Institute code of conduct, and am a Registered Member of BACP.
Having always enjoyed working with people - across different organisations and in many different countries around the world, including managing and leading small and large teams of people - I started my journey in psychotherapy more than 11 years ago. Having studied for a degree in psychology, I was looking for something that dealt with the human condition at a much deeper level, that reflected my experience of the interconnectivity of life and was attuned with Eastern philosophies as these resonated with my experience of life.
Core Process Psychotherapy (CPP) is, therefore, a natural fit for me and has enabled me to deepen my awareness of my own process as well as giving me the opportunity to support others in their exploration. CPP has its roots both in a Buddhist understanding of human experience and the techniques and developments of Western psychology. This is contained in the concept of an integration of body, mind and spirit and CPP includes aspects of psycho-dynamics, body psychotherapy, trans-personal psychotherapy and Buddhist psychology. With its roots in ancient traditions and modern techniques CPP attempts to go beyond symptoms and to bring an engagement with living life to the full.
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Training, qualifications & experience
I am accredited with the UKCP (full clinical member 2011162584) and a registered member of BACP (member 373617). I am also a member of the British Psychological Society and a member of the Association For Prenatal And Perinatal Psychology And Health (APPPAH).
I qualified with a master's degree in Mindfulness-based Psychotherapeutic Practice through the Karuna Institute (http://www.karuna-institute.co.uk) and Middlesex University.
In addition, I have other relevant qualifications including a BSc(Hons) Psychology, an MSc in Occupational Psychology, a Pre- and Perinatal Educator Certificate, a Certificate in End-of-life Care and a Masters in Business Administration.
I have completed hundreds of hours of CPD related to pre- and perinatal psychology and have a special interest in this area. I am currently undertaking the first stage of a PhD in this field.
I am a member of the Peppy Health network (https://www.peppy.health)
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My standard fee is between £50 per session. Each session is 1 hour in length.
In addition to my standard rate, I hold a number of spaces at a reduced rate of £35 for a 50-minute session for low waged, student or benefit-dependant clients who attend weekly sessions. Please do contact me for my latest availability for reduced-priced spaces if you feel this applies to you.
Concessions offered for
I have had the wonderful experience of working with people of many different countries and cultures around the world and have a working knowledge of some European languages, having lived in mainland Europe for over 6 years. I therefore have a deep appreciation of other cultures and expatriate life.