MA (Existential) PgDip (CBT) PgDip (Psy) BSc BA RMN UKCP
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With 16 years of NHS mental health and neurodevelopmental experience, I am a UKCP-registered Existential Psychotherapist and an NMC-registered Mental Health Nurse. I am also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I am autistic and have ADHD. I will see anyone over the age of 11, but I have a special interest in working with neurodivergent young people and their families, or with neurodivergent adults, or with people who think they might be neurodivergent, through my neurodivergent positive practice Gamut.
I will work psychotherapeutically on both a short and long term basis, seeing people face to face in Lewes or online. I can also offer mental health assessments.
I am trained in ADOS and AD-I and will carry out ASC diagnostic assessments for young people over the age of 11 and adults in line with the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance. With young people, I do this with the support of another clinician and carry out a full mental health assessment at the same time.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling (New School of Psychotherapy, University of Sheffield)
Postgraduate Diploma in CBT and Psychological Therapies (Salomons, Canterbury Christchurch University)
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (University of Bradford)
BSc Nursing (Mental Health) (University of Bradford)
BA Combined Studies (London Metropolitan University)
AD-I and ADOS training with Beginning with an A
I work critically and existentially with any difficulty including:
- anxiety of any kind
- relationship issues
- bereavement and death
- identity, gender and sexuality
- loneliness and isolation
- loss of meaning and purpose
- long term health conditions
- voice hearing
- suicidal thoughts
In the NHS, I currently work with children and young people in both the Neurodevelopmental Pathway and mainstream CAMHS, but I have worked in many different contexts, including IAPT, primary and secondary care psychological therapy services, forensics, acute care, as well as mental health assessment and treatment services.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
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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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£75.00 per session
Psychotherapy £75 per 50 minute session
ASC Assessments £1200
Mental Health Assessments (90 minute assessment plus write up) £300
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