I have worked as a person-centred psychotherapist for 25 years. I work with individuals, couples, teams and organisations.
I work often with clients who are in crisis or in particular areas of difficulty, for details of which please see the list below. I'm also keen to work with you if you are happy or successful already, and simply want to enhance the quality of your life even further. I provide a space and a quality of attention which will help you examine your life, your relationships and your career. I will help you think about and develop your options, and decide what steps to take next.
I offer supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists, and to other helping professionals: psychologists, psychiatrists, coaches, social workers and teachers. I also offer supervision to complementary practitioners: acupuncturists, homeopaths, chiropractors and reflexologists.
Training, qualifications & experience
I read English at Oxford, and began my training as a therapist in the late 1980s. I qualified in 1992 and I have been in continuous practice since 1990.
I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Please call or e-mail in the first instance for a preliminary conversation about what you're looking for and what I offer.
I then suggest an exploratory session of 60 minutes. I don't charge for this session, and it comes with no conditions or expectations. It's a chance for us to meet one another and see whether we get on and might work well together. It's an opportunity for you to tell me whatever you want to about your circumstances, and to ask me whatever you might need to know about me and about how I work.
After that, I charge £80 for a 60 minute session. I'm willing to discuss concessionary rates if you want to come and do some work with me and would struggle to afford my full fee.