MSc MBACP UKCP CTA Counsellor & Psychotherapist
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Our First Meeting
I have lots of experience working with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, abuse and work related problems, although this list is not exhaustive (please see below).
During our first meet we will discuss and agree how we can best work together, the frequency and duration of the therapy and desired outcome, whether that's just wanting to feel better in some way, or something more targeted. This will then form a kind of contract which we will base the work on whilst reviewing it periodically. Usually sessions will be held on a weekly basis during the same time slot each week.
If this is your first time in therapy, or you are unsure whether I am the right counsellor for you, we can speak on the phone ahead of booking anything face-to-face, whereby you can ask me any questions you may have and vice versa. Just drop me a text, email or call and we can arrange something.
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist. I am trained in Transactional Analysis (TA) and hold an MSc in psychotherapy. I integrate other approaches such as EMDR, psychoanalysis, mindfulness or CBT where appropriate.
I work on both a short and long term basis. This involves me working with the you to create a relationship which is supportive, strengthening and empowering. I provide a safe and confidential environment to help you make meaning around where you may feel stuck, in order to progress and develop in life, exploring relationships, behaviours, thoughts and feelings that may be getting in the way of happiness, or causing confusion.
I adhere to the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Code of Ethics and am a registered member of this organisation. I am also a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
Training, qualifications & experience
Psychotherapeutic and mental health:
Masters in Psychotherapy (MSc) - Metanoia Institute
Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA) - Metanoia Institute
Clinical Diploma in Psychotherapy (Dip Psych) - Metanoia Institute
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Dip Couns) - Metanoia Institute
EMDR Level 1, 2 and 3 trained - Richman EMDR Training
Exploring Autism - An introduction: An informed insiders perspective workshop
Exploring Autism - Identifying & working with autism
Dynamics of domestic abuse workshop
RSPH level 2 award in managing mental wellbeing
Mental Health First Aid Instructor
Critical incident stress debriefing trained (CISD)
Shamanic and spiritual health:
Shamanic Energy Medicine Practitioner 300 hour training - Alberto Villoldo Four Winds graduate
Shamanic Depossession Trained 30 hour basic - Betsy Bergstrom
Classical Shamanism and Nature - Simon Buxton
Theta Healing DNA Basic Practitioner
Theta Healing DNA Advanced Practitioner
Dreaming yourself awake - Paul Levy 7 week course
Dreaming the soul back home, shamanic dreaming for healing & becoming whole - Robert Moss 7 week course
Sacred Trust 3 Year Shamanic Practitioner (ongoing)
Work experience in the field:
I have done a lot of work in the field of mental health and the workplace. I train and coach the Met Police, armed forces, NHS, Bloomberg, BBC, WPP Group, global banks and insurance companies (to name a few), around improving their mental health and wellbeing to live happier, more balanced lives in todays world.
Director - Strategic Wellbeing (2018 to date)
Head of Workplace Wellbeing & Clinical Services - Mind (Hammersmith & Fulham) (2015 - 2019)
Senior Manager of Revenue Management - EDF Energy (2006 - 2015)
Psychodynamic Counsellor - Mind (2015 - 2016)
Clinical Assessor - Mind (2015 - 2016)
Counsellor - NHS (2015 - 2016)
Counsellor - Ealing Abbey Counselling Service EACS (2015 - 2016)
Counsellor - Metanoia Counselling & Psychotherapy Service MCPS (2014 - 2015)
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 (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.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions usually last 50 minutes although longer sessions can be agreed subject to availability.
My fees are £70 per session.
Some concessions are available depending on personal circumstance.
When I work
I offer flexible appointments and work evenings.