I am fully qualified and experienced in psychodynamic psychotherapy and counselling for individuals in one-to-one and group settings, based near Canterbury in Kent. I provide a contained and safe place to explore current life problems, how they impact on your daily life and how they may link with past events or trauma. My approach is flexible and draws from a wide range of practice and theory in psychoanalytic and psychodynamic therapy. All contact is confidential. Get in touch with me by phone or e-mail when we can discuss what you are looking for in psychotherapy/counselling. Then, if you decide, we can arrange a first meeting and see how you feel and respond to this. If we seem able to work together for you we can book further sessions.
Please see my website for further details of psychotherapy and counselling, individual and group (link beside the photo).
Training, qualifications & experience
Post-Graduate Diploma in Group Psychotherapy; 1984; at The London Centre for Psychotherapy.
Membership since 1993 of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
M.A. in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy; 1998; at The University of Hertfordshire/Guild of Psychotherapists.
Certificate in Group-analytic Supervision; 2003; at Institute of Group-Analysis(London).
Provided regular group and individual psychotherapy and counselling since qualifying in 1984, in public and private capacities, in London and Kent.
Twenty years a principal Psychotherapist in an NHS mental health Trust, providing individual and group psychotherapy, supervision and teaching.
Leading roles in University-based psychotherapy training courses and have worked for other trainings in counselling.
Run groups for staff teams in mental health locations, therapeutic communities, addiction services and other staff team situations both short-term and over extended periods of time.
Published papers and commentaries in the professional journals 'Group Analysis' and the 'Psychotherapy Section Review' of the British Psychological Society.
Please see my website for further information on my approach to the work.
Registered / Accredited
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual sessions are £50 per 50 minute session.
Group sessions for the individual are £27 per 90 minute session. Online group is £20 per session until the end of Covd-19 lockdown.
daytime hours Monday, Wednesday. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday evenings.