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MA, MBACP, BPC

About me

I am a psychotherapist offering open ended therapy and a specialist in time limited counselling: 6 or 12 sessions.

I have more than 18 years experience of working in these fields in my private practice, the 
NHS and in a University Student Counselling Service.

I work with relationship problems, difficulties at work, parenting issues, ageing, depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, boarding school syndrome, bereavement, sexual abuse and eating disorders.
With my work as a Student Counsellor for over 10 years i jave developed a particular interest in working with students and those leaving full time further education.

I provide a safe and confidential place where you can talk freely about whatever may be troubling you.

I abide by the Codes of Ethics of the Federation of Psychotherapy and Counselling, the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and the British Psychoanalytic Council

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (WPF)
Certificate in Time-Limited Counselling (WPF)
Diploma in Introduction to Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy (WPF)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (WPF)
BA Hons + MA English Literature University of London

Accredited member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, member of British Psychoanalytic Council, member of the Foundation of Psychotherapy and Counselling.

I am an experienced practitioner in NHS (Primary and Secondary care), Higher Education (I am a counsellor in University Student Counselling Service), Voluntary sector settings (12 years experience) and have worked in private practice for the last 11 years.

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.

UKRCP

United Kingdom Register of Counsellors / Psychotherapists (UKRCP) (UKRCP)

The UKRCP is a voluntary register of Counsellors / Psychotherapists held by BACP. A condition of registration is accreditation with either BACP, COSCA, UKAHPP or FDAP.

Registered practitioners are entitled to be known as a UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor / Psychotherapist.

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.

BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Issues arising from parenting, especially new mothers or parents of teenagers.
Young people and students. Problems associated with food and eating.
Difficulties arising from relationship issues.

Fees

£85.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

£75 - £85

Negotiable fees for those on lower incomes

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Tuesdays to Thursdays daytime and evenings. I respond to enquiries during working hours.

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

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