I was employed within the NHS as a psychotherapist and supervisor for 15 years.
I have been in private practice for many years and can offer individual art therapy, counselling and psychotherapy. Art therapy can be particularly helpful for those who find it difficult to express themselves through words.
I was a visiting lecturer at Goldsmiths College, London University in the Department of Psychotherapeutic Studies.
If you want to know more I generally offer a free introductory session, which will give you an opportunity to ask questions and help you get a sense of whether you feel comfortable with me. We will also begin to explore what you would like to get out of therapy. It will then be up to you to decide whether you want to start therapy with me and how long you want to come for. I usually see people on a weekly basis and regularly review the progress we make.
My consulting room is located in SE4 2BH. There is free parking available. I am within easy walking distance from Brockley and Crofton Park rail stations.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed my training as an Art Psychotherapist with Goldsmiths College in 2000. Since then I have worked full time as a therapist and clinical supervisor in the Prison Service, various NHS Adult Mental Health Services, and private practice. I am registered with BAAT, HCPC and BACP.
I am an advanced candidate with IGAP. This influences my approach to imagery and dreams, which are means of accessing the unconscious.
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
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
I offer a free introductory session.
My standard rate is £50 per 60 minute session.
Reduced fees: I operate a sliding scale, depending on need and circumstances.