I am a fully qualified psychotherapist and counsellor with 20 years wide ranging experience with individuals and couples which has proved to be successful in short-term and long term therapy. I am also a CAT practitioner working closely with people with relationship issues.
I am a registered member of BUPA's Health and Wellbeing therapist network.
I work with depression, anxiety, bereavement/loss, lack of self esteem, couples, difficulties with personal relationship and bullying in the work place.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling @ Regents College, London.
B.Sc(Hons) in Community Health.
Advanced Diploma In Integrative Psychotherapy @ Regents College, London.
CAT Practitioner Diploma @ Warneford Hospital, Oxford.
Couples Counselling Certificate with Relate
12 Years working with Relate.
12 Years working in a GP Practice including 10 years in Private Practice.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £60 per hour for individuals and £80 per hour for couples.
The first session(assessment) will usually last 1.5hrs and cost £90 per individual and £120 per couple.
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
I live in Goring on Thames and am a 10 minute walk from the station(0.4miles). By train the journey from Paddington takes 50 minutes and 15 minutes from Reading.
By car I am 20 minutes from junction 13 on the M4 corridor and 30 minutes from junction 6 on the M40-there is plenty of room to park outside my home.
What do I offer?
A safe and tranquil environment where you will not be judged.
Exploring problems and identifying changes for each individuals need.
Confidentiality-of utmost importance.
I believe any difficulties in a relationship can be turned round if the couple want their relationship enough. A small change can make a big difference! Often by working with an individual and enabling them to see and make changes with their own difficulties/issues can make a good enough difference within a relationship.