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CTA, MSc, Dip Psyc, Dip Psyc-Couns. - UKCP, MBACP, EATA

About me

What are my qualifications?

I am a Relational Transactional Analyst with a CTA (EATA) and a Masters of Science in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (UKCP & PSA Accredited). 

I also have a post graduate clinical diploma in TA Psychotherapy (Dip. TA Psychotherapy), and a post graduate diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Dip. TA Psych-Counselling).

I am Accredited by the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP Accredited) and Registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP). I am committed to working within the UKCP and BACP's ethical framework.

As a specialist in Relational Transactional Analysis, I am also a member of the International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis (IARTA) and a member of the European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA) - and I am bound to working within their ethical framework too.

Personally, I have first-hand experience of psychotherapy, counselling and coaching and over 15 years of personal use of mindfulness-based interventions - and so I understand what it is like to sit in the chair as a client.

This means I am a big believer in reaching out and asking for professional help whenever support with life’s challenges is needed.

Today, I hold my own private practice in Hammersmith (W6) and in South Kensington (SW7). Both locations are private, safe, tranquil spaces for you to unravel your difficulties in confidence with me. 

How can Psychotherapy and Psychotherapeutic Counselling help?

Some people find that psychotherapeutic counselling or longer term psychotherapy can help to make sense of the past or help evolve and transform themselves from feeling stuck into feeling like their ‘true-self’ again, perhaps after some of the most difficult situations in their lives.

How do I work with my clients?

I work with my clients using a variety of approaches integrated to suit the individual. My holistic and integrative approach has proven effective in helping my clients to accept themselves fully and transform their quality of life.

Psychotherapy and counselling has also helped my clients to improve how they communicate with others, significantly improving their relationships and work life.

However, I truly believe that 'one size does not fit all' and apply this way of working to my clients, using a variety of methods from across the psychology sector to help individuals understand themselves and reclaim that ‘inner strength’ and to shift away from a sense of something being wrong to feeling right again.

In terms of working with my clients for a specific period of time, some clients have been with me for several years and others prefer shorter-term work. This is something we can discuss to suit you and work at a pace that feels appropriate. 

What can I help you with in terms of my expertise? 

I can help with bereavement and loss, sadness, anxiety and panic attacks, depression, post traumatic stress and trauma, all traumatic syndromes, low self-esteem, hormonal issues, as well as fertility issues, sex and sexuality, and difficulties with relationships or workplace issues, and major career transitions.

I am non-discriminatory, race and LGBTQ+ affirmative, and I honour individuality whilst fostering a sense of empowerment in my work with everyone.

Whatever it is, together we can work on what it is you want to change, and formulate a way forwards towards genuine and lasting change.

If there’s something you’d like to ask me in confidence, or discuss with me today, email me or call me direct.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Relational Transactional Analyst (CTA, EATA) and I have a Masters of Science MSc. in TA Psychotherapy, as well as a Post Graduate Clinical Diploma in Relational Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Dip Psych. Couns.) and as Post Graduate Clinical Diploma in TA Psychotherapy (Dip. Psychotherapy) - gained from one of the UK's most highly regarded Psychotherapy & Counselling training organisations, Metanoia Institute.

As part of my therapeutic tool-box I also qualified as a Human Potential Coach (Dip Coaching) in 2016, where I was trained to use proven cutting-edge practical tools from the world of Positive Psychology, to help facilitate individuals in developing self-awareness, becoming more mindful, and empowering them to make positive changes in their lives.

As a requirement of EATA, the BACP and UKCP, I am fully insured and I receive regular professional clinical supervision with some of the most experienced clinical supervisors in the industry, which ensures a safe and high-quality environment required to work ethically, whilst staying up-to-speed with the evolving nature of the counselling and psychotherapy world.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £50.00 to £95.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Prices range from £50.00 - £95.00 online and face-to-face for one session depending on whether you are an individual or couple and on your employment status. I hold two bursary places for those who cannot afford the full cost of therapy and those places are subject to availability and a full clinical assessment. 

All sessions are 50 minutes. Couples sessions can be extended to 75 minutes subject to assessment. 

All fees are subject to an initial assessment.

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday 8am - 10pm

Tuesday 5pm - 10pm

Wednesday 8am - 10pm

Thursday 4pm - 10pm

Friday 8am - 3pm

Saturday 10am - 1pm

Kensington Counselling, 125 Gloucester Road, London, SW7 4TE

Hearts & Minds Psychotherapy, 34 Studland Street, London, W6 0JS

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations

Key details

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