I am a UKCP Registered Integrative Psychotherapist with 20 years experience of practising as a private psychotherapist, and working at a senior level in NHS Mental Health.
I see people who come to therapy with a wide range of issues and difficulties such as troubled relationships, loss, parenting problems, anxiety and depression, work and professional role issues, ill health, and eating difficulties. Over a number of years, I have been working therapeutically to support parents with children with additional needs.
It can be a difficult first step to make contact with a therapist or counsellor, but if you would like to discuss this further on the telephone, then please get in touch with me. If you then decide to come for an initial assessment, this will give you the opportunity to talk confidentiality with me about what is troubling you and how therapy could help you. A therapy session lasts for 50 minutes.
As an Integrative psychotherapist I work both long term and short term with clients. This model of therapy is based on a holistic view of the person, in terms of their feelings, behaviour, thinking patterns, physical health, and their family and cultural background. It also draws upon more than one modality depending on the needs and difficulties that the client brings.
Over many years, I have also been a Training Psychotherapist for trainee psychotherapists and counsellors.
I am also an organisational consultant and work with teams and the wider organisation, as well as providing work role consultancy for someone who wishes to focus on their current or future jobs and career path.
Training, qualifications & experience
UKCP Registered Integrative Psychotherapist since 1995.
MA in Integrative Psychotherapy, Metanoia Psychotherapy Training Institute, London. 1996 Distinction.
Diploma in Counselling Psychology, Roehampton Institute, University of Surrey. 1991.
MSc(Econ), London School of Economics.
Lecturer and supervisor on postgraduate courses at University level.
Trainer on national Management and Leadership courses for senior clinicians/managers in mental health.
Head of Service, Cassel Hospital, West London Mental Health NHS Trust.
Training Psychotherapist for trainee psychotherapists and counsellors.
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
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Training psychotherapist for trainee counsellors and psychotherapists
Work role consultancy
Initial Assessment: £60
Therapy Session: £60
Some reduced fees for those on low incomes.