I have been qualified as a Jungian Psychoanalyst/ Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist since 2005, and previously as an arts psychotherapist since 1995. I have a long standing career working in both the NHS and in private practice, in both inpatient and outpatient services with all forms of acute and chronic mental health problems and psychological distress. My areas of specialism include trauma, anxiety, depression and personality disorder. I have a particular interest in relational forms of psychotherapy and analysis. I am available to work with people on both a short term and long term basis, with any frequency of sessions, according to need, preference and best evidence based practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Society of Analytical Psychology 2001-2005. Membership qualification - Jungian Analyst
- British Association of Psychotherapists 2000-2001. Psychodynamic Supervision.
- University of Herts at Hatfield. PGDip/MA Dramatherapy
- Institute of Group Analysis 2015-2016 Diploma in Reflective Practice
- Anna Freud Centre Basic and Advanced practitioner training in Mentalisation Based Therapy (2010, 2013)
Registered / Accredited
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British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
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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.
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with