I am a U.K.C.P. accredited psychotherapist and work with people with people who want to feel happier in their lives.
As well as my 14 year therapeutic career, I have a background in working with people affected by homelessness and drug and alcohol addiction and many years of experience of working as an executive coach and trainer in the public and not-for-profit sectors.
How I work:
I believe that most people want to be content and have good and satisfying lives - though they may not be doing things that help them very well! I see my job as helping you make sense of what you are doing, thinking and feeling with a view to choosing where the contentment is for you.
I will support you to understand what you need and how you can change the situation you are in and any negative or difficult thoughts, feelings or behaviours you currently have. I am interested in helping peoplem to view their lives as a 'whole' not just as a problem or series of problems to be solved. My role is to help you try out new ways of behaving and thinking. It is easy to get stuck in a rut and many of us have the feeling of banging our heads against a wall with the same old problems (and our same old solutions). I will help you sort out new ways of dealing with your problems and help you feel more in control of your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a U.K.C.P. accredited psychotherapist and I abide by their code of ethics.
As well as my therapeutic career, in which I have been working with clients for ten years, I have a background in working with people affected by homelessness and drug and alcohol addiction and many years of experience of working as an executive coach and trainer in the public and not for profit sectors.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £60.00 per session payable per session or in blocks