I am an experienced couples therapist as well as a one-to-one therapist. I also work as a psychosexual therapist with couples who have sexual issues and with individuals in relation to sexual addiction. My approach is integrative, with a focus on how our difficulties play-out in the present whilst also being rooted in our earlier lives. I also believe much can be achieved by working to address here-and-now responses and patterns of behaviour in order to improve one's relationship. I am a UKCP registered supervisor and recently worked as Clinical Lead for a mental health charity in the borough.
Training, qualifications & experience
My couples training was partly with the Porterbrook Clinic and Relate. I have more than twenty years experience, an MSc in Sexual and Relationship Psychotherapy, as well as Postgraduate Diplomas in couples and psychosexual therapy. In addition, my work is informed by my interest in Jungian ideas around individuation. I am also published in the field, in the peer-reviewed journal Sexual and Relationship Therapy, The Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, and I have written a chapter for the 2017 International Handbook for Sexual Addiction.
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. 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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Please note that I am accredited with the BACP, the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists and registered with the UKCP.