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BSc, MA, MBACP (Accred.)

About me

I am a couple and individual therapist and supervisor with over 15 years' experience, registered and accredited with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP Accred.) I currently work in private practice in Central London offering in person and online sessions. I trained as a psychodynamic psychotherapist with Relate and Tavistock Relationships (formerly the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships) and am a Graduate Member of the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology.  I trained as a supervisor with the Society of Analytical Psychology.

I offer supervision online and have worked as a lecturer and tutor on the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Couple Counselling at Tavistock Relationships.

Healthy couple relationships have a positive impact on many areas of our lives. Yet pressures of work and lifestyle choices, health issues, unexpected crises, redundancy and retirement, the impact of children or infertility, ageing, bereavement and depression, caring for relatives and financial strains as well as our own personal relationship histories, all affect our ability to keep channels of communication with those closest to us open. Therapy offers a space for individuals and couples to explore and reflect on patterns of behaviour which may at times feel stuck, causing frustration, disappointment and unhappiness. In a confidential and non-judgemental environment, I work with my clients to develop and sustain the ability to understand our behaviours, to think about how old patterns affect us and others close to us, and to open up opportunities for better communication and change.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

BSc and MA,  European Politics

PGDip in Psychodynamic Couple and Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2011 (Advanced)

Relate Graduate Certificate, Foundation in Couple Counselling, 2007

Accredited member of the British Association of Couple Therapists mBACP (accred) and Full member of the British Society of Couple Psychotherapists and Counsellors (BSCPC) and the Forum for Psychodynamic Couple Therapists (FPCT)

15 years experience working with couples and individuals at Relate, Tavistock Relationships and in private practice. Visiting lecturer and tutor on the TR Postgrad Diploma in Psychodynamic Couple and Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

When I work

Unfortunately, I currently no availability for new clients or referrals.  Please check my website for updates. www.relationshiptherapist.uk

19 Nassau Street, London, W1W 7AF

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Additional languages

French

Supervision

In person
Online

I offer supervision to couple and individual therapists - currently online via Zoom software in response to UK lockdown restrictions.

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