I am a psychotherapist with more than twenty five years experience of face to face work. I offer a confidential service in the High Wycombe area that provides both long term therapy and brief focussed counselling. I have much experience working with a wide range of issues which include, generalised and specific anxiety, depression, anger problems, relationship issues, family issues, stress, confidence and self esteem issues and more listed below.
I also provide therapy to counsellors in training, and have been tutoring and mentoring both trainee and qualified counsellors for several years.
I am an accredited member of the "United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy " and I adhere to the "Code of Ethics."
My core training is psychodynamic which can be viewed as an in depth model of psychotherapy where an understanding of past experiences inform us about how we react to current situations. This model encourages reflection rather than reaction and often new ways of thinking emerge during the course of the treatment. However, I do have experience using techniques from different models of counselling both as a practitioner and a supervisor of counselling work.
One of the aims of counselling is to improve the quality of the life of the individual seeking help; and I have come to believe, with motivation and commitment to the therapeutic process, this generally does occur.
Training, qualifications & experience
Psychodynamic Psychotherapist (WPF)
MA Psychodynamic Studies (clinical technique)
Advanced Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling(WPF)
Diploma in Supervision (WPF)
Trained Bereavement Counsellor
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 Psychoanalytic Council
The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.
BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
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.
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
My practice is currently full, however, this is likely to change in the future.