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* Covid-19 update * [Dec 2021] I am seeing existing clients for face-to-face therapy on an 'essential' basis, as allowed in law. I am also seeing clients on-line or where it is 'not essential' to meet. I have a number of measures in place to reduce possible infection with COVID-19 at the practice - agreements will be made with clients in terms of access, service provision and mutual responsibilities.
I am still open to new inquiries and operate a waiting list in times of high demand. Please contact me for more information and current availability.
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.
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 via the Association of Core Process Psychotherapists (ACPP) 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 early life imprinting in womb-life and birth (also known as pre- and perinatal psychology) and have a special interest in this area. I am currently undertaking a PhD in this field, and am training as an Integrative Baby Therapist with Matthew Appleton (see: http://matthew-appleton.co.uk/integrative-baby-therapy). I am open to enquiries about working with this speciality.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£55.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Initial appointment (50 minutes): £40
Standard fee (60 minute sessions): £55
Reduced fees: I hold open places with reduced fees; these are strictly subject to availability and are for 50-minute weekly sessions only. These are available for NHS, other emergency workers and military personnel as well as students and low waged clients. If any of these circumstances apply to you, you can contact me for my current availability.
When I work
I have availability Tuesday to Friday in the afternoons and evenings. Please send an enquiry for more information.
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.