Please note I am at full capacity and not accepting new clients until January 2022
Looking for a psychotherapist can be stressful. Let me give you as much information to help you make this important decision.
I am a Counselling Psychologist and clinical supervisor of mental health practitioners with a practice in Hartford. As my rooms are at home they are comfortable, convenient and discrete.
I don't have any staff so the entire process is confidential, as only I will answer my telephone (07884174689) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). The initial contact will be either by telephone or email to decide an appointment time.
The process, expectations and goals of psychotherapy are decided together and shouldn't be worrying. I usually like to commit to the same time every week as this routine is comforting for the client. I only ask that should you not be able to make an appointment you let me know 24 hours prior if possible. We will decide on the length of therapy together depending on the nature of the presenting issues. Ultimately you as the client are in charge of the process.
I am primarily a trained Person Centred Therapist. Although I really I am integrative and use different techniques and approaches for different individuals. I believe the patterns of thought and emotions are created in the past, maintained in the current and need to be examined to be rectified by the client in the future.
Please refer to my webpage for further information and articles I have written and published.
I have particular professional interests in Trauma, PSTD, Chronic Illness, Anxiety and Bereavement.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed my a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Communications, as well as my Bachelor of Arts Honours degrees through the University of South Africa. I then was accepted into the Master's programme at the University of KwaZulu Natal graduating with a Master's in Counselling Psychology in 1999.
I registered as a Counselling Psychologist in 1999 with the Health Professions Council of South Africa and commenced my career in Private Practice, as well as various placements at Remedial Schools as a School Psychologist.
In the UK I am registered with the BACP, BPS and HCPC.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a particular professional interest in Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress, depression and anxiety and chronic illnesses.
Please note I am at full capacity and not accepting new clients due to counselling frontline staff
I have a professional interest in Anxiety, trauma and bereavement.
Whether this is day to day coping with heightened levels of anxiety, or an anxiety disorder such as Generalised Anxiety Disorder, a Phobia, or Social Anxiety. I am also interested in how anxiety relates to other conditions such as living with depression, and experiences such as trauma and even chronic health conditions.
Because anxiety is so physiological as well as psychological it demands a far more systemic approach drawing on tools from mindfulness (to regulate breathing and allow for relaxation), cognitive behavioural tips (to attack cognitive thought traps), and person centred therapy (to allow a healthy space to develop and self actualise).
Please consult my web page for further information around Anxiety in particular.