I offer long- and short-term psychotherapy for individuals. During the present health crisis I am working on-line and via telephone only.
As an Integrative Psychotherapist I believe that no single therapeutic approach has all the answers and so draw from a number of approaches, tailored to the individual client's need.
Above all, the framework that holds my approach together is the quality of the therapeutic relationship. Most difficulties arise in the context of relationship and are eased within a supportive, empathic relationship.
I believe that by offering a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space in which to examine unhelpful ways of being in the world, it is possible for you to gain awareness of unhelpful patterns of relating. Awareness of how the way we think and behave and how this may be impacting your emotional wellbeing offers choice about bringing more healthy changes into your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an accredited Integrative Psychotherapist registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I hold a BSc. in Psychology from London University and a Post-Graduate Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy gained via training at The Welsh Psychotherapy Partnership (now The Welsh Psychotherapy Institute), where I am a member.
I regularly attend seminars and workshops in specialist areas of interest to enhance my continuing professional development. These have included training with internationally renowned trauma specialist Babette Rothchild celebrated Gestalt psychotherapist Dr. Elenor Greenberg, Richard Erskine and Professor Jeremy Holmes, amongst many others.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 per 50 minute session