I am an experienced Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Counselling Supervisor.
Training, qualifications & experience
Psychotherapy Training (The Association of Independent Psychotherapists)
Certificate in Supervision (Southampton WPF)
Diploma in Advanced Psychodynamic Counselling
I originally trained and worked as a medical social worker and later worked for a Local Authority specialising in Childcare, Family Therapy, Fostering and Adoption. I completed my Counselling & Psychotherapy training while working as Head of Social Work at Southampton Institute.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Some evening sessions are available and exceptionally, offer weekend appointments.
Counselling Co-Ordinator for SAGE Counselling in Chichester and Winchester.
I Supervise Counsellors at:
Confide Counselling Service in Chichester, Options in Chichester
and Southampton Counselling Service.