My therapeutic approach is collaborative and pluralistic. This means that, depending on each client’s particular situation, an experience of therapy is jointly created that aims to help that person get closer to their unique potential and desired life outcomes. This way of working is informed by humanistic principles and ideas from a broad range of philosophical and psychotherapeutic disciplines. These include psychodynamic theory and third wave cognitive-behavioural techniques that are pluralistically adapted to meet the needs of each individual client.
Training, qualifications & experience
I originally trained as a mental health nurse (University of Surrey) and subsequently gained a post-graduate diploma in psychodynamic counselling (PG-Dip Counselling) from the University of Sussex. During this time, I worked as an addiction treatment therapist for the Priory Group. After gaining an MA in Cultural Studies (University of Brighton), I obtained an MSc in psychology from Regent's University, London after which I began studying for a doctorate in counselling psychology.
I have now completed that training, submitted my doctoral thesis and I am awaiting my viva examination in December 2020. My clinical placements in the NHS whilst training have included neuropsychiatry (2.5 years), health psychology (1 year) and working with the Voices Clinic (2 years). In 2018, I was offered a full time post working for the NHS Veterans' Treatment, Liaison and Intervention Service (TILS).
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Relational issues: feeling disconnected from others.
£55 per hour