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MBACP (Accred)

About me

My counselling and psychotherapy practice is based within the High Peak, Derbyshire and I offer online and telephone counselling therapy services across the UK.

Talking therapies are sought for a variety of reasons: long-standing emotional difficulties, low self-esteem, anger, work stress, relationship problems, separation or divorce, sexuality or identity issues, isolation, inner emptiness, a sense of futility or meaninglessness, troubled thoughts, difficult feelings and behaviour or bodily symptoms.

These may all be signs that we have tried to deal with problems by putting them out of our minds. Often events in our early years influence our current feelings and choices.

Psychodynamic therapy stresses the importance of the unconscious and past experience in shaping current behaviour and I offer a safe and confidential environment in which to talk, think and understand these experiences and make sense of how they arise and continue to affect us.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc Psychotherapy – University of Brighton.

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Therapeutic Counselling – University of Brighton.

Professional CBT training for Counsellors (University of Sussex Counselling Services)

EMDR (Training accredited by EMDR Europe Association)

Professional Body

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and on the BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists.

I am UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) registered.

Experience

Before training as a counsellor & psychotherapist I worked in human resources in the NHS, the voluntary sector and private healthcare. I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.

I currently work in Private Practice and have experience in a wide range of public and private therapy settings including:

  • Higher education (providing time-limited psychodynamic counselling and CBT to University students).
  • NHS Community and Sexual health services (providing up to 40 weeks psychodynamic therapeutic counselling to adult clients presenting with issues related to sexual & reproductive health).
  • Local counselling agencies (The Rock Clinic & Brighton Women's Centre)
  • Health Insurance. I am an Affiliate Counsellor with AXA PPP.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Employment & conflict at work issues.

Personal therapy for student Counsellors

Fees

£55.00 per session

Additional information

Current fees are £55 per session, £85 for a double session (1.5 hours). I review my fees in April each year

Fees are payable by bank transfer on the day of the appointment.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Weekdays 8am to 8pm

High Peak, Derbyshire, SK22

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom