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Counsellor & Psychotherapist, UKCP (accred), MBACP

About me

In my practice, my aim is to provide a safe place where we can explore whatever you struggle with at your own pace. I also believe that a trusting relationship, built upon authenticity and free from preconceptions and judgment, is an essential ingredient in any work we do together.

Of particular interest to me are developmental issues, those events big and small that shape who we are and how we respond to situations in our adult lives. Perhaps you have developed ways of being that no longer serve you and hold you back in some way. Looking at your childhood can give insight and understanding which can be the first step to making the changes you want in your life.

I am able to use a variety of techniques in our sessions to focus on what works best for you. We might explore feelings through movement, or work with dreams, creative imagination or Gestalt methods. We might use techniques from Internal Family Systems, EMDR or CBT.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered and accredited member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and an accredited member of the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy).   I received a post graduate diploma in counselling and psychotherapy from the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE) in London.   As part of my training, I completed a psychiatric observational placement with Bedfordshire Mental Health and Wellbeing Services, which gave me valuable insight into the NHS mental health services.

I currently see clients in Milton Keynes at The Practice MK and have experience helping people with a range of issues including addiction, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, stress and bereavement to name only a few.   I have volunteered at various Milton Keynes and Northampton charities offering both short and long term sessions to their clients.

I facilitated a weekend workshop to explore the therapeutic use of tarot and how tarot ties in with Jungian concepts, such as archetypal images and creative imagination.   The workshop focused on how tarot reflected Jung’s ideas when used to explore our inner worlds.

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).

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Transpersonal

Spiritual

Fees

Additional information

Individual - £60; Couples - £75

When I work

Tuesday to Thursday, daytime and early evening

Further information

I work with individuals and couples and am able to offer online sessions.

Linford Wood East, Milton Keynes, MK14

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples