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UKCP Reg., MBACP

About me

You may feel in crisis and overwhelmed by life. Perhaps you are feeling lost or depressed and that is making you feel isolated and alone. Or you may feel in some form of life transition or that something is missing and are yearning for something else to emerge in your life.

I provide a confidential, non-judgemental and sensitive place to explore these issues and to help you find a new perspective on your life, so supporting you to start to make different life choices.

I am a UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist and BACP Registered qualified counsellor and Psychotherapist in Integrative Psychosynthesis, working with adults, in Hitchin, Stotfold and surrounding areas.

Offer Supervision with Soulful perspective.

Training, qualifications & experience

Accredited Psychotherapist with a Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy (2017)

Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis Counselling (2005), from Re-Vision, the Centre for Integrative Psychosynthesis in London

Offer low cost supervision as I build my supervision practise recently completed Part 1 Certificate level Supervision with Soul (2022). 

I work one-on-one with people from a wide variety of backgrounds around whatever issues they bring. I see individuals usually on a medium to long term basis whilst for others a short period of therapy is appropriate.

Specific areas that I have worked with include relationship crisis, anxiety and stress, depression, life purpose and life transitions, work/career crisis, bereavement and loss, self esteem, stuckness and blocks.

I'm UKCP registered psychotherapist and also abide by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Code of Ethics, whose basic values are integrity, impartiality, respect and confidentiality.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

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.

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Women's issues including identity, transitions, returning to work, life purpose

Fees

£55.00 per session

Additional information

Fee for an individual is £55 per 50 minute session, including an initial assessment.

Limited concessions available based on availability.

Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5

Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 2DY

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I offer Supervision with Soul, within an integrative and transpersonal framework, with a soulful relationship lying at the heart of my supervision.

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