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BA PgDip MSc Reg. MBACP

About me

I am a qualified psychotherapist working integratively using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness while specialising in anxiety, depression and other mood problems as well as addiction and dual diagnosis including personality disorders.

My experience includes working with appearance issues, addiction, anger, anxiety, bereavement, bipolar, depression, obsessions and compulsions, personality issues, seasonal affective disorder, self-harm, stress and trauma.

I offer both short- and long-term therapy. Many presentations allow for short-term therapies, typically up to 12 sessions but when working with compulsive behaviours, substance misuse and personality issues these may involve medium- to long-term therapy, usually 6 months plus.

I have worked with people in business, education, entertainment, finance, government, healthcare, legal and media.

I am in my final year of my doctoral training in counselling psychology.

I first trained as an addiction counsellor at a private rehabilitation centre in 2006 and have since had over 15 years of experience working with addiction and dual diagnosis in a variety of settings including private rehabilitation centres, prison services, charities and NHS community services including specialist addiction services and community mental health teams (CMHT).

I have undergone additional training in solution-focused therapy through Brief training, dialectical behavioural therapy including mindfulness through British Isles DBT training, motivational interviewing and Yalom's model of interpersonal group psychotherapy, and its application in the treatment of addiction, delivered through the University of Bath.

My approach is committed to providing a confidential, non-judgemental space to help individuals process and understand the emotional and psychological difficulties that may be causing them distress. 

I work integratively and draw on evidence-based interventions including person-centred approach, cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, compassion-focused therapy, psychodynamic and systemic therapy.

I am a member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS) and a member of the Division of Counselling Psychology. I am also a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).

I adhere to the ethical guidelines of the British Psychological Society and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I treat a variety of issues including:​​

  • Addictions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar
  • Depression
  • Eating issues
  • Obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviour
  • Occupational stress
  • Panic attacks
  • Personality issues
  • Phobias
  • Relationships
  • Sleep
  • Trauma
  • Work and career issues

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA Psychology specialising in Psychological Counselling
  • PgDip Occupational Psychology
  • BPS Psychometrics Test User: Occupational, Ability
  • BPS Psychometrics Test User: Occupational, Personality 15 Factor Questionnaire+
  • (Current) MSc and Professional Doctorate combined in Counselling Psychology
  • In-Training Member of the British Psychological Society
  • Member of the Division of Counselling Psychology
  • Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Register of Qualifications in Test Use through British Psychological Society
  • I am in my final year of doctoral training in counselling psychology.

Member organisations

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £65.00 to £110.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Free 15 minute initial appointment via telephone or online.

Follow-up appointments range from £65 - £80 (online) and in-person is £95.

Weekends: online - £90 | in-person - £110 (please enquire for availability)

*Fees may be adjusted depending on time (GMT), place, and individual circumstances. Additional fees may apply for home visits.

**Concessions: I strive to make my services truly affordable. Let me know if you feel you may be entitled to a reduced rate. 

When I work

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AddiChat Counselling and Psychotherapy, 42A Watling Street, Radlett, Hertfordshire, WD7 7NN

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults

Key details

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