I am an integrative psychotherapist, registered with UKCP. I have completed UKCP Covid-19 Online Working Guidance
I place great importance on building a relationship of trust and security with my clients, in order to help us explore present troubles, consider the influence of the past and find hope for the future. I believe that a good therapeutic experience will enable you to identify ways of making sense of where you find yourself and help you to risk making changes that may have seemed elusive until now.
I work with adults of all ages, over the short, medium or long term. I have considerable experience in working with people with addictions, or concern about substance use, and other long term health problems. I do not work with couples.
I know that looking for the right therapist can be daunting. It is so important for you to find someone with whom you can feel comfortable. For this reason, I offer an initial appointment at no charge, to give us both an opportunity to see whether we could work together. Please feel free to call or e-mail me to ask me more about what to expect, or to arrange to meet up.
I have completed UKCP Covid-19 Online Working Guidance.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA in Integrative Psychotherapy from Sherwood Institute in Nottingham.
Before training in psychotherapy, I was a GP and doctor working with people with addictions. Throughout my medical career, I was always interested in how our past experiences shape our responses to present challenges. I have an awareness of the tenacity of past hurts but also a great respect for human resilience and powers of recovery.
Like most therapists, I have regular one-to-one supervision. I also attend a continuing professional development group and enjoy attending both local and national training events.
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.
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
My fee for therapy is £45 per hour. I am also a member of the Free Psychotherapy Network. I offer an initial meeting free-of-charge.
Concessions offered for
As well as one to one psychotherapy, I also work with teams. I am able to offer both regular reflective practice groups and one-off critical incident debriefing sessions. Through my own experience in the health service, I know that time out to reflect helps to build resilience in individuals and teams. Currently, I provide groups to teams in the health and housing sectors. Do get in touch if you are interested in this work.