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About me

Who am I?

I am qualified individual Psychotherapist / Counsellor and Group Analyst, with many years’ experience. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress or any other mental health issue I may be able help. At this time I am offering sessions on line or on the telephone.

What do I offer?

To help you find out if Psychotherapy is the way forward for you I offer a full assessment in an accepting non-judgemental atmosphere. This assessment is an hour and half and helps me to understand your difficulties and needs. It is a time for you to ask questions and discuss your concerns and is also an important opportunity to get a sense of the way I work. Following assessment we can either agree to work together, otherwise I will help you think of alternatives that may be more suited to your requirements.

Sometimes Group Analytic Therapy can be a more appropriate approach to explore past and present difficulties. It can help people who are feeling socially isolated or feel they are alone with their difficulties. I run Therapy Groups in a verity of settings and would be happy to discuss options with you.

Clinical supervision for professionals can be offered either individually or in a group. I have wide range of clinical and managerial experience, including in the past as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in the NHS and charity settings an well working in private practice. I have experience running a range of therapeutic groups in different settings and working with individuals with a variety of complex needs. I am able to offer a reflective space for clinicians and mangers who work in a variety of roles.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and experience.
I worked as a Mental Health Nurse for many years before training as a Psycho-dynamic Counsellor / Psychotherapist, I am also a qualified Group Analyst.

Accredited member of the British association of counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), member of Group analytic Society international (GASi). I have a Post Graduate Diploma in ‘Managing Health’ and Social Care.

I have had extensive experience, both managerial and as a clinician, in a range of settings including charities, NHS, private practice, mental health, and substance misuse.

Member organisations

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

British Association for Counselling & 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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

Initial appointment of 90 minutes for assessment £70
Weekly 50 minute Psychotherapy Fees £50
Supervision £75 1 1/2 hours individual. Group fees differ depending on organisation.

Times Monday to Thursday depending on availability

When I work

We can discuss a regular time to meet following an initial assessment. I will try to be flexible and offer I time that is suitable for us to meet on a regular basis.

Further information

I am a member of the British association for counselling and Psychotherapy BACP and the Group Analytic Society (International) GASi and adhere to there codes of conduct.

23 London Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 0PB

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations