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I am a Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist offering weekly, individual psychodynamic psychotherapy to adults. I work from a quiet, private room in Market Bosworth. In this confidential environment you have the time and space to think about the difficulties and challenges which have brought you to therapy, and the lasting change you wish to gain from committing to therapy.
The approach I use is not about advise giving or instruction, but rather about putting your problems in the context of your whole life past and present. This could mean examining repeated patterns of behaviour to find their origins, seeking reasons why close relationships feel hard, or why certain situations feel so daunting and create so much anxiety. In truth, the majority of people who seek counselling or psychotherapy have a number of areas in their life which are "just not right" leading to sadness and dissatisfaction. As you develop a deeper understanding of your self long-lasting change can take place.
At an initial consultation we will discuss your therapy needs and how you hope to benefit. Therapy can be short term and focused, or a longer term opportunity to explore your issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
I worked as GP and hospital doctor within the NHS for over 15 years. I was always most interested in the psychological aspects of medicine and so I studied for my Masters Degree in Psychodynamic Counselling at The University of Leicester.
After deciding to change careers and become a full-time counsellor and psychotherapist I worked as an adult therapist in an NHS Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Service as well as starting my own private practice. I continue to work with adults in my private practice. I have experience with many individuals with diverse needs and I would encourage you to contact me to discuss your need further.
My office is in Market Bosworth, a quiet, peaceful location, ideal for therapeutic work.
I offer individual clients the opportunity to explore their problems and difficulties whilst helping them to think in depth about the origins of their problems. With this exploration and new found understanding change and personal growth takes place.
I am a Senior Accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and practice according to their ethical guidelines. I undertake regular supervision of my work with a therapist colleague as per the BACP ethical guidelines for supervision. I have personal indemnity insurance and enhanced DBS clearance.
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.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
Individual therapy (50 minutes) £60
Initial consultation (Up to 90 minutes) £75
When I work
Appointments available daytimes Monday- Friday Evening appointments available by arrangement