I see adolescents and adults for either short term or open ended Psychodynamic counselling. I offer an initial appointment for you to have an experience of this style of counselling so we can think about what's going on for you and how best to work together if that's what you would like. The appointment lasts 50mins and the cost is £60.00 for adults and £55 for under 18's or Counselling Trainees.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Post Graduate Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and am a registered and senior accredited member of the BACP.
I am fully compliant in working for the NHS and have been trained and am accredited with the IAPT Counselling for Depression course.
I have experience in different counselling settings: working as a Counsellor for a charity offering low cost counselling for those on low incomes and being part of the assessment team within that setting.
I have worked as a Counsellor in a Secondary School offering short term counselling to Adolescents and have also worked in a University setting both assessing and seeing students. I have also worked within an NHS setting receiving GP referrals both surgery based and in my Private Practice. This is alongside my Private work.
I also welcome and have experience working with students who are completing counselling training.
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.
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
Although I will work with any of the issues above, I have 3 specialist areas which are:
Anxiety and depression
Abuse and Trauma including PTSD and DID and I have experience working with veterans.
£60.00 per session
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
I charge £60 per session, which is 50mins long. I offer a concessionary discount of £5 for students training to be counsellors.
I charge £55 per session for adolescents under 16, which is 40mins long.
I work daytimes and some evenings and Saturday mornings.
My office and the building I work in has full disabled access and blue badge parking.
I always offer a one off first appointment, so that you can get a feel of the kind of counselling that I offer and so that I can get to know you. It is important that you feel that we will be able to work together and that is always down to your choice and in your control.