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M.A.Psych. UKCP Reg. MBACP Individual & Couple

About me

Hello,

I am a fully qualified psychotherapist and have extensive experience. I offer help to couples and individuals with relationship and other issues. I appreciate that some clients want short term solution focussed approaches to their difficulties while others want to reflect at a deeper level and are looking for longer term therapy.

The impact of trust issues, communication difficulties, sexual concerns, decision making and PTSD can understandably be difficult to deal with and can provoke stress, anxiety or depression. Sometimes people can’t identify the root of their concerns but struggle with their feelings.  As an accredited ‘integrative’ therapist I offer a range of approaches including psychodynamic, CBT, and other ‘Humanistic’ modalities, but importantly, I respond to the unique circumstances of each individual.  I also offer trauma therapy approaches, some of which require minimal disclosure of the triggering event.

Over the years I have gathered very ‘real world’ experience having worked in the UK and abroad in corporate, government, university and NHS hospital environments in addition to counselling agencies and in my private practice.  I frequently help people deal with workplace dilemmas.

On a practical level, there is free parking at my private practice address, although many people prefer Zoom sessions, and I am registered with several health insurance providers so you may be able to obtain financial help with your therapy charges.

Training, qualifications & experience

Doctorate in Psychotherapy from Metanoia Institute, London

M.A. Regent’s University, London

Diplomas in Couple Counselling: Eating Disorders: Hypnotherapy: Neuro Linguistic Programming.

Accredited member of United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). UKCP approved supervisor to support the work of other therapists.

Membership of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

I worked for London Marriage Guidance Council (now Tavistock Relationships) for 3 years.

Private Relate Licensed counsellor for 9 years.

I worked for the Hong Kong Marriage & Personal Counselling Service (now Re Source) for 3 years.

Membership of the International Association for Rewind Trauma Therapy (IART)

Membership of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

UKCP

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.

BACP

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am experienced at working with people who recognise they have high functioning autistic traits, previously referred to as Asperger Syndrome.  Boarding school syndrome is an area which is increasingly common to address.

Fees

£75.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Clients may choose to have a free brief introductory 'phone call.   As flexible length sessions are offered fees vary.  Concessions are available for people with severe financial difficulties.

When I work

Daytime and evening sessions offered.

Further information

I appreciate that many people have challenging schedules so I offer flexible session lengths, for example 'double' sessions when regularly timed appointments aren't possible.  Online and telephone options are also available.

Seaton Close, Putney, London, United Kingdom, SW15 3TJ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Additional languages

None

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I have a long standing registration with UKCP as a Supervisor - Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College.

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