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Counselling and Long Term Psychotherapy in Eastcote HA5

About me

I aim to work with individuals to identify issues, personal resources, support and solutions which may be helpful in tackling your difficulties. Where appropriate, we may explore ways to challenge negative thoughts or behaviour and to help build confidence and self esteem.

Although you should feel able to discuss any issue in your therapy, I have experience and additional training in specialist areas, including what is called "interpersonal and relational trauma".
This area includes post traumatic stress, childhood physical abuse or neglect, male and female childhood sexual abuse, male and female adult sexual assault and rape, male and female domestic abuse.
I have experience with attachment and relationship difficulties as well as sexuality, sexual problems, sexual identity and gender identity issues.

I believe counselling provides the opportunity to share problems, concerns and difficulties in privacy and confidence, with a trained, experienced professional who has the time, skills and objectivity to listen, without judgment or criticism. This includes supporting you to make to your own decisions and helping you to consider the effects and consequences of those choices and actions.

Training, qualifications & experience

AEB/CSCT Diploma in Counselling (Integrative) 1998

AEB/CSCT Diploma in Counselling (Psychodynamic) 2001

BST Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis (Ericksonian) 2003

Registered Member British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (RMBACP)

In addition to over 20 years post-qualification experience in private practice, I have also worked in a variety of therapeutic settings, supporting people with a wide variety of psychological and emotional concerns. This includes NHS commissioned counselling services, the mental health charity Mind, domestic abuse services, substance misuse agencies and male sexual abuse and sexual assault services.

Member organisations

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

The initial online or telephone meeting together to gather information and discuss your requirements is free of charge.

Following an agreement to work together, there is a basic fee of £45.00 per 60 minute session.

Payment can be made in cash, by bank transfer or PayPal.
Weekly or monthly payment terms can be negotiated at our initial meeting.
Non payment of fees will result in termination of therapy.


When I work

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I have limited availability on Tuesdays and Fridays. I am currently unable to offer face to face sessions. 

Eastcote, Middlesex, HA5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom