if you need to talk I can meet you face-to-face, by telephone, or with a video call….
I'm a UKCP registered psychotherapist, trained counsellor sticking to the principal that a problem shared is a problem halved.
Having worked for 18 years as a mental health psychotherapist within the NHS in Portsmouth I live on the Isle of Wight, running a private practice in Newport.
As a therapist I'm trained to listen to you in a way that helps you to listen and understand yourself in greater depth. I have extensive clinical practice including working with over 65s and dealing with root causes of depression, abuse, addiction, poor sense of Self, relationship issues and couple work.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in psychodynamic counselling (Portsmouth University)
- MSc integrative psychotherapy (Middlesex University)
- Diploma integrative psychotherapy (Metanoia Institute)
- MSc transactional analysis (Metanoia Institute) leading to CTA (Certified Transactional Analyst)
- Certificates in supervision (Metanoia Institute)
- Group work (IGA, Metanoia)
- Training as a psychotherapy trainer (Metanoia)
- Jungian dream analysis (SAP)
- Doctoral research into dementia
- Registered mental nurse
- Registered general nurse
I have been employed by the NHS as a psychotherapist for 16 years and have extensive clinical experience
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Although I work with all ages, I also have extensive clinical experience working with people over the age of 65 years.
£48.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Individuals - £48 for 50 minute session.
Couples - £55 for 50 minute session.
Supervision - Individual and Group. - feed to be negotiated.
I offer sessions Day time and evening sessions Monday, Thursday & Friday.