People seek counselling and psychotherapy for many different reasons. I offer a confidential, non-judgemental, safe and reliable setting in which to explore your difficulties.
Meeting regularly in my private consulting room, together we can explore your issues and your response to them so that they can be understood and managed.
Sessions last 50 minutes, the work can be short-term (an agreed period of weeks/months) or long-term and open-ended. Sessions are available on weekdays and can be either once a week, twice a week or three times per week.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully Registered and Accredited Member of the British Assoication for Counselling and Psychotherapy and have completed a BACP approved in-depth and rigorous counsellor/psychotherapy training. I am also a member of the British Psychoanalytic Council.
My qualifications include: Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, BA (Hons) Sociology and English; Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.
I work in private practice and also assess new clients and supervise the work of other counsellors within organisational settings. I regularly undertake continued professional development to keep my skills and experience uptodate.
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.
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
The first step is an initial assessment meeting and this can be arranged either by email or over the telephone. Initial meetings are seventy-five minutes. Other on-going sessions are fifty minutes.
Current Fees: £85 initial assessment meeting
£55 ongoing sessions
I review my fees each year.
I am sometimes asked if I will consider a low-fee arrangement due to on-going or temporary financial difficulties. This can be discussed at the initial meeting and, if I have a low-fee space available, this may be agreed subject to a commitment to attend two or three times per week for a couple of years.
Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. A limited number of very early morning and some evening sessions are available.