About me

I tend to work mostly with adults on a one to one and face to face basis. Currently in a GP Surgery during day time.

The core of my therapeutic work is based on the Person Centred Approach established by Carl Rogers; and I have special interests in Transactional Analysis, Ecopsychotherapy and Jungian Psychology (all of which I have done extended CPD on). My approach tends to be client led - establishing with people what approach, tools and methods work best for them, and developing the work in a collaborative and jointly owned way.

I previously worked for 30yrs as a senior manager in the NHS and have additional training and experience in leadership development. I can provide individual or team support as a coach and/or mentor.

Currently, I am based in a clinical room at a GP Practice in South Somerset. I can hold face to face sessions there on Tuesdays or Wednesdays.

Sessions are usually for the standard 50-60 minutes, but longer times are available if felt necessary.

The locality will support Walk and Talk opportunities in the neighbouring countryside, if that is appropriate.

Zoom and Telephone sessions are available if preferred.

The first sessions will explore what is needed by the person, and how well my approach, training and capabilities will fit your need.

No charge is made for the first session.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a degree in Psychology and gained a certificate in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) at St Thomas' Hospital in 1990. In my early years I worked as a Research Psychologist, a Forensic Psychiatric Nursing Assistant and Counsellor at an Inner City Mental Health Walk-In Centre.

My most recent formal training was the Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling at Iron Mill College, Exeter.

I have undertaken additional CPD in Jungian Analysis and Transactional Analysis; and I am a qualified trainer in Leadership Effectiveness.

All of my clinical experience in the last three years has been with adults within the primary care (GP surgery) setting.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Ecological anxiety or worry.

Loss of identity or unsure sense of self.

Fees

Additional information

Sessions will cost between £50 and £80 an hour, based on the means to pay - agreed with the individual.

Lower rates are available for students and low wage clients.

The Meadows Surgery
Canal Way
Ilminster
Somerset
TA19 9FE

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom