MSc MA UKCP
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I am an experienced and qualified psychotherapist offering both short and long term counselling and psychotherapy.
As an integrative psychotherapist, I draw upon a number of psychotherapeutic approaches. These include existential, psychodynamic, person-centred and cognitive behavioural therapies. Working in this way allows me to find the most appropriate approach for my clients. It is important to recognise that whatever approach is adopted, the creation of a relationship based upon trust and mutual respect is key to the success of psychotherapy.
In my clinical practice over the last 10 years, I have worked with clients with many different reasons for seeking counselling or therapy including:
- Anxiety and depression
- Bereavement and loss
- Alcohol and substance abuse
- Relationship issues
- Sexual problems
- Eating disorders
- Low self esteem
For many, these issues can be clearly articulated. However, for others it may be a sense or feeling that something is not right, that life has gone in an unexpected direction and is a struggle. It is at these times that we may benefit from speaking with a qualified therapist or counsellor.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am originally from Cornwall and have now lived in London for the last 15 years continuing to work and study.
Having originally gained an Honours degree in Science, I pursued a Masters' degree in Psychological Assessment before focussing on Psychotherapy and Counselling.
My initial training was completed at Regents' School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, London. This led to a Masters' degree in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling at the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, London. This training included personal therapy and I spent 4 years in weekly therapy. The experience of being both client and therapist has been invaluable in my work with clients.
I am registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (registration no. 2011161850) and adhere to their code of ethics.
As part of my continuing professional development, my work is regularly supervised by a fully qualified, experienced psychotherapist. In addition, I am a member of the Society for Existential Analysis (SEA) and the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (UPCA).
Registered / Accredited
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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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My standard fee is £65 per session payable by either cash or cheque at the end of each session. Low cost therapy is also available under certain circumstances (for example, student therapists).