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MBACP (Accred) Psychodynamic Supervisor, Therapist

About me

I am an experienced, qualified, and accredited counsellor and psychodynamic supervisor in a wide range of both adult and child work, including having particular experience working with young people who are self harming and experience suicidal ideation or who have been in the care system. I am able to work dyadically with parent and child in DDP and trauma informed work, where required, and I am also qualified to work online or undertake telephone sessions.  I have significant experience in providing support and supervision to other professionals including student therapists in my employment and private practice. I have  a background as a health care professional and senior manager in the NHS and as a holistic therapist.

I am able to use a variety of modalities including talking, art and play therapies in my work with young people and families.

Face to face sessions are offered in a comfortable bespoke environment providing privacy, with on site parking. Remote sessions are offered via Zoom, Skype and telephone.

Weekday late afternoon and evening appointments are available, and regular slots will be provided for clients to meet their personal circumstances.

Please note that I am unable to offer school hours weekday appointments due to professional commitments with a local therapeutic organisation.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA Psychodynamic Counselling, Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling,
  • Psychodynamic Supervision
  • MSc & BSc Nursing
  • Level 3 Safeguarding (Designated)

I have experience of undertaking both short term and long term therapeutic counselling work with adults, adolescents and children, both individually and dyadically (parent and child) who have had a wide range of issues including anxiety, trauma, self harming and suicidal ideation.  I work mostly to support young people and families.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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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£50.00 per session

Additional information

£50 per one hour session, negotiable for special circumstances.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday - Friday: 5-9 PM 

Further information

Please telephone and leave a message, or email for further information. Confidentiality will be maintained.

Shalford, Nr Braintree, Essex, CM7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

Key details

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Ground floor counselling room with parking immediately outside. Online/ Telephone counselling also available.

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In person

I am a trained psychodynamic supervisor (WPF) and am a qualified, and accredited adult, child and adolescent counsellor trained in various modalities.

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