I am an experienced Psychodynamic Counsellor/ Psychotherapist and undertook Post Graduate training with the Arbours Association. I am registered with UKCP. I work both with individuals and with couples. I offer both long and short term counselling and psychotherapy. I work on 50 minute sessions weekly. I practice within the codes and ethics of the UKCP. I offer either monthly or fortnightly supervision of counsellors and psychotherapists. I have been a qualified supervisor for 14 years.
I have worked in the field of counselling and psychotherapy for 21 years.
I believe that an important aspect of counselling and psychotherapy is the client/therapist relationship.
Training, qualifications & experience
My first counselling training was in emotional therapy.
My post graduate training is in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
I am a trained supervisor with CPPD, I did an integrative training.
I have worked in the field of mental health and addiction for most of my career.
Other specialities include working with females transitioning to male.
Also working with clients on an autistic Asperger’s spectrum and I have 14 years’ experience of working in this field.
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
My fees is £55 per session but I do endeavour to provide affordable counselling / psychotherapy; rates may be negotiable depending on personal circumstances.