There are times in most people's lives when we need or could benefit from talking to someone. I offer an opportunity for you to explore your concerns in an atmosphere of trust. This will enable you to find your own answers and way forward, at your own pace. All dialogue is treated in the strictest of confidence, working in accordance with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and the Gestalt Psychotherapy Training Institute.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy (Middlesex University)
Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy (Metanoia Institute)
Diploma in Supervision
Accredited Practitioner with EMDR UK and Ireland, 2012
GPTI Accredited Member
BACP Accredited Counsellor and Senior Registered Practitioner
BACP Accredited Supervisor
UKCP Registered Practitioner
DBS checked - Enhanced Certificate.
I am an experienced and qualified psychotherapist / counsellor and counselling supervisor. I have worked in Private Practice for 18 years and in the NHS for 11 years.
I work individually and in groups with many different people from all walks of life, with different emotional needs and issues. I work with a wide range of problems and concerns including: depression, anxiety, stress, drug and alcohol problems, bereavement and loss, relationship difficulties and childhood issues. In addition I have specialist training and expertise in the areas of trauma and post traumatic stress.
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
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Those suffering from abuse (past and present) trauma.
£55.00 per session
My fees are £50 per session which lasts for 60 minutes.
I offer flexible appointments and do my best to accommodate client schedules.
Our Initial Meeting
As the relationship between therapist and client is a crucial factor in our working together, our first session is an opportunity for us to meet, for you to share with me what has brought you to therapy and what your expectations are. It is also an opportunity for you to ask me any questions you may have which would give you a better understanding of the therapy process. Each session will be for one hour on a regular weekly basis.
Gestalt therapy is a therapy of awareness. Once we become aware of how we limit ourselves, we then have choices about how we might be different. I aim to provide a safe, supportive environment where you can explore your existing patterns of feeling, thinking, behaving and experiment with new and more satisfying ways of being. My therapeutic stance is one that values and respects individual differences. I provide short and long term therapy.