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.
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.
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
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
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.