It is a fact that at some point in our lives we will find ourselves in situations where we find it difficult to cope with. These situations could cause us a lot of stress, anxiety or even cause us to become depressed, experiencing low moods. These situations can affect our relationships, personal and professional and even the way we experience the world.
My approach to counselling is person centred. This means I adopt a humanistic approach that is caring and non-judgemental. I’ll endeavour to help you work through your problems giving you the space you need to explore the issues that are affecting you.
I’m a registered psychotherapist and clinical supervisor with extensive experience of working in education and NHS. I facilitate group-work in organisations, work with individuals in safeguarding, children’s services and schools, care teams, foster and other organisations where young people might be the priority.
I provide a therapeutic space without bias and appreciation of age, gender, race, religion or sexual preference and orientation.
As you use the sessions to explore what it is you are experiencing, the therapeutic relationship will develop.
The beginning of therapy is marked by agreement of boundaries on confidentiality. These help you to freely talk about issues that are difficult to speak to colleagues or family about.
The therapist does not tell you what to do but, will help find a way to process what does come up in a way that is helpful to you.
Therapeutic work can either be short-term, with a specific objective or goal in mind, or long-term.
I am bound by the UKCP (United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy) code of ethics and subject to their professional conduct procedure.
Training, qualifications & experience
UKCP Psychotherapist and Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist
UKCP Reg. Clinical Supervisor in Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapy
Occ.Diploma Honorary Research, Institute of Psychiatry, Maudsley Hospital
Registered Healthcare Provider for Vitality Healthcare.
Lecturer at a University College, London
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.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer individual and group psychotherapy, clinical supervision for practitioners, trainees and those working in the healthcare professions, local authority and education.
Concessions offered for
Costs of sessions: Price on application
Payment can be made by cash or bank transfer.
I offer Skype and online sessions for those who travel.
Sessions last for 50 minutes, although you can book a double session if that’s what you feel you need.
My availability is Monday to Saturday from 8.00am to 8.30pm. I do have space for training or experiential workshops on Sundays.
Although my primary approach is person-centred, I do draw on analytical and psychodynamic principles along with CBT.
My objective is to offer a unique approach based on the client’s needs.
If you cancel your appointment with us, there will be no charge if the cancellation is made within 48 hours of your appointment.
However, unfortunately, if this is not possible the unattended session will be charged at the full price.