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MA, BSc, MBACP, UKCP (accredited)

About me

When we feel connected to those close to us we are more able to cope with life’s challenges.

People do not have problems in isolation. They are often created or perpetuated in the way we interact with those important to us. Family therapy views individual’s problems in the context of their relationships.

It is difficult to take the first step to talk to a stranger about something as important as your personal relationships. You may be worried about discussing how you may be getting it wrong with your partner, friends or family members. Or perhaps you are desperately trying to get your partner's attention to find out whether you are important and still matter to one another.

Whatever your individual, family or couple issues we can work together to rediscover your strengths, in a supportive non-judgmental atmosphere, that will enable you to see your situation in a different way. This will help you find the solutions that will work for you.

Family Therapy can be a valuable approach for people of all ages and backgrounds who may be experiencing a variety of difficulties such as:

Communication
Child & adolescent behaviour
Parenting issues with all age groups
Behavioural issues in school
Couple or marital difficulties or stress
Separation or divorce
Step-parenting or lone-parenting
Rebuilding relationships following trauma
Self-esteem issues
Life-cycle transitions

Helping people recognise their strengths can be a relatively short process, however some difficulties can be more complex and clients may need longer.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA - Marriage and Family Therapy.
BSc - Psychology

I am in private practice, where my focus is working systemically with individuals, couples and families – including children.

As a UKCP accredited Systemic and Family Therapist, a registered BACP member, and being fully endorsed under the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), formally known as Criminal Records Bureau (CRB), I have the credentials and training necessary to work with you.

Following an initial assessment session, we will identify the change(s) that you desire and work together to agree to a plan of action, with an approach that meets your needs.


" I help people recognise changes that make a difference."

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

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
British Association for Counselling & 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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

Individual Session (50 minutes) £60.00
Couples and Family (50 mins)   £75.00

When I work

Daytime and evening appointments are offered by arrangement.

Bordon, Hampshire, GU35

43 Downing Street, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7PH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families

Key details

Online Therapy and telephone therapy