As you take the first steps of trying to find a therapist with whom to speak, it may feel somewhat confusing and overwhelming. It is reassuring if a therapist is both experienced and fully qualified so that you can concentrate on your journey secure in the knowledge that you will be attending a professional, confidential service.
I am experienced in offering sessions by phone and on secure online platforms. In addition to other issues, I am also experienced in supporting clients with health anxieties and adjustments due to disabilities or post surgery.
I offer a free initial conversation over the phone so that we can establish whether it would be useful to meet. You may have had therapy/counselling before or this maybe your first experience, you may feel unsure if this is for you. These are understandable questions at this unsettling stage.
About me and my therapy practice:I am a qualified Individual Psychotherapist with a range of qualifications to draw on so that I can be effective in the counselling/therapy that I offer. This may include considering repetitive or outdated patterns of thinking or behaviour that keep you stuck; working through childhood difficulties or focusing on the here and now experience of your life today. The quality of relationships or the dissatisfaction of working life may also be issues to work on. Lack of creativity or frustration may also need attention.
Our professional therapeutic relationship will develop to support this emotional work.
I am also a coach and Organisational Consultant offering a bespoke service to individuals, teams and organisations: executive coaching, support with difficulties of high absenteeism, low morale, stress in staff teams, low productivity, post merger problems, anxiety.
What I can help with: Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, General counselling, Loss, Mens Issues, Personal Development, Post-natal depression, Redundancy, Relationships, Self Esteem, Sex related issues, Stress, Trauma, Womens' Issues, Work related issues and many others.
Types of therapy: Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Integrative, Psychoanalytic, Systemic
Clients I work with: Adults, Older Adults, Organisations, Young People
How I deliver therapy.
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work.
Training, qualifications & experience
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
Registered BACP Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist
ACAT accredited Cognitive Analytic Practitioner
BPC Registered Organisational Therapist
AWARD: CSOC BEST PAPER AWARD WINNER, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI 2014
I have been in private practice for over 15 years and worked with many clients with a wide range of issues including health anxieties and adjustments due to illness, disabilities or post surgery.
I have also worked for NHS services for over ten years both in GP Surgeries and Community Healthcare.
I have worked with a range of organisations offering executive coaching and team work
I have been awarded by the University of Missouri, a well respected centre of psychoanalytic application, for one of my academic publications
MA in Consultation and the Organisation: Psychoanalytic Approaches with merit, 2012 Tavistock Centre (a leading and most highly respected training institution) and University of East London;
Doctoral level Tavistock Qualification in consulting
Diploma in Cognitive Analytic Therapy, 2007 St.Thomas' Hospital;
MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy Metanoia Institute and Middlesex University, 2005;
Post Graduate Certificate in Education, 2000 Greenwich University;
BSc (Hons), 1996; Diploma in Applied Social Science, 1996; Stress Management, 1998
Registered / Accredited
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The Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy
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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.
British Psychoanalytic Council
The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.
BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). 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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also work with artists, entrepreneurs, executives individually, in teams and in organisations
I offer organisational consultation to support better morale, creativity, motivation and getting the job done amongst staff groups and executive teams
Therapy sessions:£70 + per session of 50 minutes, longer appointments pro rata
Coaching sessions to be negotiated
Organisational work to be negotiated
early mornings, some evening and daytime
ALSO BY PHONE AND ONLINE
I am in a private yet central location within a 5-10 minute walking distance from Victoria, Pimlico and Sloane Square with many trains, buses and underground services.