I have 30 years experience of providing therapeutic interventions within the NHS, private practice and the criminal justice system. During this time I have worked with people to improve their quality of life by overcoming emotional and psychological difficulties particularly in relation to anxiety, depression and relationship issues. In addition, I have considerable experience of assisting individuals with challenging issues relating to substance use, chemsex, addictions, employment issues, organisational dynamics, PTSD, offending behaviour and imprisonment.
I have considerable experience of men and women working in adult industries and sex work.
The first appointment is used to make a full assessment of the situation. This is a mutual process to consider the most likely effective way of working together. A working agreement is then established to ensure respect, safety and to answer any questions.
Following the assessment then short or long term intervention commences. The minimum number is usually 6 to 12 weekly appointment and long term work is usually open-ended with reviews every 3 months.
I am qualified to provide both psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural therapy and dialectical behaviour therapy. I train and coach effective mindfulness meditation techniques to assist many areas of personal development.
Clinical supervision is available for trainees and qualified practitioners.
For those involved in legal proceedings I can provide Forensic mental health assessments to assist in judicial process. These assessments can be commissioned by legal representatives, the probation service and by the courts.
Training, qualifications & experience
My professional training has been substantial and completed with highly reputable bodies. This includes:
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Studies - Roehampton University. London
Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling - WPF Therapy. London
Post Qualifying Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Skills - WPF Therapy. London
Diploma in Applied Group Analytic Skills - WPF Therapy. London
Certificate in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy - British Isles DBT Training Team.
Certificate - SOGP Facilitator - National Probation Service
Additional trainings in: Trauma, Practice and Principles and Forensic Psychotherapy - Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust
I work according to the ethics and principles of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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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
I have considerable experience of working with destructive, and offending behaviour, addictions, resettlement issues following imprisonment and the impact of imprisonment on the family. I provide forensic mental health assessments to assist in legal proceedings within both magistrate and crown courts.
In addition, I have supported people from a variety of spiritual traditions and where possible assist in the integration of spirituality into daily living, healing and psychological wellbeing.
Special clinical interests include; attachment theory, trauma and destructive behaviour.
Assessment £100 - £150
Ongoing £50 - £65
A reduced fee scheme is available for those on low income
Discounted packages are offered - conditions apply
Qualified practitioners £80 per 90 min session
Trainees £75 per 90 min session
Forensic mental health assessments £200 per hour
Day-time, evening and occasional weekend appointments available
Appointments are available on weekday evenings in Godalming.
Occasional Saturday morning appointments available in Godalming only.