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AdvDip, MA, UKCP (Accred.), MBACP

About me

I am a UKCP registered integrative psychotherapist and counsellor and have experience working with clients across a broad range of issues including trauma, domestic abuse, health anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, bereavement (including loss of a beloved pet), and adverse childhood attachment experiences. I offer a confidential, warm, empathic and non-judgmental space for you to reflect on any areas of your life you may be struggling with.

For me, therapy is about accepting my client as a unique human being, whose individual beliefs create distinctive characteristics that will inform what is needed for their therapy to be successful and I draw upon a wide range of theories to fit the uniqueness of each individual client. I understand distress varies from person to person, and believe that relying on one modality of therapy alone will not be effective for everyone. Integrative psychotherapy embraces individuality and values the full range of levels of functioning including behavioural, cognitive, affective and physiological as well as the spiritual dimension of life. My relational approach to my practice is informed by the relationship formed with my client as a crucial aspect to the therapeutic process and effectiveness of the work we undertake together depends heavily on developing a deep connection through the essential qualities of receptive and reflective listening.

I take a committed approach to continual professional development by attending regular conferences and seminars and have a keen interest in the body mind connection and the wisdom held in the body. I am currently studying Level 1 Sensorimotor Therapy for Trauma which draws upon the wisdom held in the body for trauma processing. I am a fully registered, accredited member of the UKCP and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I adhere to the UKCP code of ethics and I maintain professional indemnity insurance.

I will offer you an initial assessment session with the aim of understanding what has brought you to therapy and to explore what success may look like for you. I work on both a short and longterm basis, whichever suits your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed five years of intensive training at Regent's University in London and engaged in person-centred, humanistic, existential, psychodynamic, CBT, gestalt and focusing, critical psychopathology, Jungian and transpersonal and systemic and psychosexual modalities whilst also undertaking my own personal therapy and over 1000 supervised client hours gained in private practice, the NHS and in a secondary school.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

Therapies offered

Fees

Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

The fee for a 50 minute session is £65, although some reduced rates are available.

All sessions are currently taking place online due to Covid19.

Please call or email me to discuss availability.

When I work

Weekdays, weekends and evenings.

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype