As a professionally qualified and experienced psychotherapist BACP UKCP, I understand how difficult it can be choosing a therapist and what that choice depends on.
We all face our lives in our own unique way though there are themes that we all share at times, including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, parenting challenges, loss and bereavement, physical health, employment or lack of.
Our past impacts on our present and it can often be confusing and conflicting in our adult responses to current problems. When we cannot make sense of our own thoughts or responses, when our behaviour troubles us or is repetitive.
Within the therapeutic process, control is taken back and the symptomatic behaviour in time can be renegotiated and become less powerful.
If you would like to have a brief conversation on the phone, I am happy to arrange a mutually convenient time to discuss your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the Westminster Pastoral Foundation and am a professionally qualified Psychodynamic Psychotherapist BACP UKCP.
I work extensively with adults, young people, families and couples and run parenting teenagers courses and workshops for parents negotiating the teenage years.
In addition I work with individuals and couples negotiating the emotional upheaval during the ante-natal and post-natal period.
Parenting and negotiating the teenage years is frequently a challenge and can be approached in a more helpful way with some thought and armed with some understanding of what to expect and not taking the behaviour personally.
For some people managing mental health concerns has been a long struggle. For others, periods of instability can arrive unexpectedly and without warning. It can be difficult to accept that help may be necessary.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
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.
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
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
£80.00 per session
£80 per 50 minute sessions
I offer parenting support at all stages including, ante-natal, post natal, early years and teenage years.
I can offer this service to individuals, couples or groups as required.