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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial appointment £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
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.
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.