I am an experienced therapist working with individuals who may be struggling to make sense of current or past challenges. If you are feeling depressed, anxious or perhaps struggling with relationships at work or home, counselling or psychotherapy may be of help to you and may help you to understand some of the causes of your current situation.
I work with people in both short-term and longer-term counselling and psychotherapy and have a particular interest and experience of working with veterans and military families.
I have over 15 years of experience in counselling in the NHS, in private clinics and with charities. I am a qualified CRUSE bereavement counsellor and I work with many different individuals who may be struggling with different aspects of life. I am also experienced in working with veterans and military families having worked for Combat Stress, the charity supporting veterans with mental health difficulties.
During my practice, I have also gained further skills in Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness and running psychoeducation groups.
Training, qualifications & experience
- CRUSE bereavement counsellor 2004
- Certificate Counselling Skills (WPF) 2004
- PG Dip Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (WPF/University of Roehampton) 2007
- MSc Global Veteran and Military Families studies - Distinction (Anglia Ruskin University)
I am a registered member of the BACP and UKCP.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
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
I have some daytime and evening appointments available at the moment.