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About me

An experienced registered accredited Counsellor / Psychotherapist (MBACP Accred), Systemic Family & Couples Practitioner & Clinical Supervisor with over 19 years post qualifying experience. Please see my website for more information.

Training, qualifications & experience

Leading up to and during this period I self-funded myself through a rigourous programme of academic and clinical study; M.Sc Psychology (Essex), M. Res Psychoanalytic History (Goldsmiths), PGDip Couns (Goldsmiths), PGCert Systemic Practice (Beds) and GradCert Systemic Practice (Birkbeck) (please see my website for a more expansive list).

An initial four-year clinical supervised core-training in Psychotherapeutic Counselling at the Unit for Psychotherapeutic Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London, ended successfully in 2003. I then began reading for a research degree in Psychoanalytic History within the same department at Goldsmiths. After a while I undertook a second masters degree, this time I read Psychology. Since then I have undertaken two highly-specialised family therapy trainings in Systemic Couples and Family therapy.

Speaking as an experienced clinical supervisor, counsellor/psychotherapist, systemic family practitioner and psychoanalytical historian, I believe that my professional and personal learning alike has been informed by and benefitted hugely from practical, clinical and academic contexts equally.

My private practice was formerly based in and around SE London (i.e. Lewisham & Catford & South Norwood) and Kent, where I worked as a counsellor from the late nineties with young people at risk, young adult offenders, vulnerable adults, and BME client groups presenting with complex and highly complex social and behavioural presentations.

Since 2007 I have practised as a clinical supervisor, counsellor/psychotherapist, and systemic family practitioner in the Colchester area.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Clinical supervision, Couples therapy, couples counselling, family therapy, family counselling, Relationship issues, Psychosexual issues, Counselling for anxiety, Counselling for depression, Parenting issues, Psychological education and executive development as well as organisational development.

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From £43.00 to £82.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva

Additional information

Fees aim to be progressive and socially responsible.

Consultation fee from £ 43 - £ 82

Clinical supervision £ 50 ph

When I work

10:30 till 21:00 Mon to Fri. Please leave a voicemail at any time and I will gladly return your call as soon as I possibly can.

Further information

In my counselling & psychotherapy practice I strive to maintain deep and sustained emotional contact with individuals, families or couples, whilst also maintaining a high degree of reflexivity to the demands made by modern living on those whom, like so many today, urgently need to find someone well-qualified and experienced with which to build a genuine and trusting therapeutic alliance.

Professionalism, ethical practice, strict confidentiality and discretion are assured. I hold professional memberships with the British Psychological Society (MBPsS), British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP), & Association of Family Therapy & Systemic Practice (AFT).

Unit 6, Nags Corner, Nayland, Colchester, Suffolk, CO6 4LT

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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In person

An experienced clinical supervisor and training therapist.

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