I am a fully qualified, experienced UKCP registered psychotherapist working with individuals, young adults and those with relationship difficulties, offering short term and longer-term psychotherapy.
I have 25 years experience as a therapist in NHS mental health services, initially working in acute mental health services and forensic psychiatry where I gained a wealth of experience working in range of specialist clinics in London teaching hospitals. I qualified as a psychotherapist from Guy's Hospital Medical school in 1999, and have continued to work in the NHS where I work as a specialist psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. In addition I am a tutor, visiting trainer and lecturer for a central London psychotherapy training course.
I work with people who have stress, anxiety, depression; people with relationship problems and family difficulties, or those who are coping with change, loss or trauma, people who have eating disorders and long-term health conditions. I continue to work as a therapist and clinical supervisor in a busy NHS clinic while offering a small private practise from my consulting rooms in Richmond-upon-Thames.
Training, qualifications & experience
- UKCP Registered Psychotherapist (2001) Guys & St Thomas' Medical School
- Clinical Supervisor in Psychotherapy- Guys & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust (2004)
- MA Psychodynamic Approaches to working with Adolescents Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust, London 2013
- Clinical Tutor & Trainer St Thomas' Practitioner Training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy
- Skills in Couple Work, Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships, 2014
- Currently completing Diploma in working with ex-boarders.
Registered / Accredited
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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
- Relationship Issues, including Separation & Divorce
- Special Interest in Working with Ex-Boarders
- Health & Living with Chronic Health Conditions
- Compulsive & Binge Eating Disorder
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I am committed to continuing Professional Development (CPD) in psychotherapy
I abide by the code of ethics for the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) , and the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT)