This professional is available for new clients.
This professional is available for new clients.
I am an established psychotherapist, working privately in Twickenham. I have spent over 40yrs in mental health working in the NHS and Private sectors. My approach in therapy is Integrative which means I draw from different approaches that I have been trained in . These include, the person centred and existential approach, CBT, psychodynamic, schema therapy , life coaching and mindfulness. I also provide EMDR therapy which can be used for a wide range of difficulties including trauma.I specialise in the following: depression, anxiety disorders, addictions, family/relationship issues, loss, trauma ,early childhood trauma, post traumatic stress, abusive relationships, abuse experiences related to religious faiths, cults or organisations, bullying, mental and physical health problems, life limiting illnesses,stress and stress related health problems. eating disorders, perinatal and post natal depression, life transitions, adjustment issues ,self esteem and self development , relationship and assertiveness issues. I also work with carers and people in the caring professions. I offer short and longer term therapy. There can be times in our life's that we need help with understanding situations, thoughts and feelings that trouble us.I believe counselling can help look at issues from a different perspective. In counselling, I aim to work with you to feel more supported and empowered within your life . I hope that your life will be more enriched by therapy and that you feel you can reach your full potential.. I aim to provide a supportive and caring environment in which to do this. I abide by the Code of Ethics of the British Association for counselling and psychotherapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Registered General and Mental Health Practitioner. I have a post graduate and masters degree in counselling. I am trained in EMDR at level 1 and 2. I am an accredited psychotherapist by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and reguraly participate in training workshops each year. I have spent 36 years designing and facilitating therapy groups for people with mental health disorders and eating disorders. I have run workshops for large companies, universities, and counselling organisations. I have worked within the corporate world and with small charities in promoting positive mental health. I am a trained supervisor and regularly supervise staff in the caring professions.
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.
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.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
PTSD, Systematic abuse, abuse related to faiths and cults, boarding school trauma, victims of road traffic accidents, sport professionals, health and caring professionals. Life limiting illnesses. Life transitions and adjustment issues. Self development. Domestic violence, Anxiety disorders, Depression,Pre and Postal Depression , Codependency, Eating Disorders and all diagnosed Mental Health Disorders.Family and relationship issues.. Physical Health disorders and bereavement. I have written articles for the Media. Xmas 2022 wrote an article for the Telegraph about , Parents , talking to children about terminal illness. In February 2023 I featured in the mail on- line focusing on anxiety and panic attacks.
£95.00 per session
£95 per hour.
When I work
You do not need a GP referral. Your enquiry will be confidental. When we meet at your inItal session I will explore with you , your aims for therapy and any relevant issues. On discussing what you would like to achieve in therapy we will be able to see if counselling is suitable for you. There are no obligations to continue with further sessions. If you think I am the approprate therapist for you we can arrange apts to suit you. If you decide that I am not the right therapist for you I can recommend someone that you may find more suitable to meet your needs.