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I am a Couple and Individual Psychotherapist with 20yrs experience.
Given the current situation with COVID-19, my practice is now online. I am working with both couples and individuals on Skype, Zoom and FaceTime. A weekly session gives clients the opportunity to address their understandable anxieties and concerns at this challenging and unprecedented time.
I work with couples at all stages in their relationship and I'm used to working with a wide range of difficulties, including communication issues, trust issues, sexual difficulty, children and family issues, depression/anxiety, infidelity, addiction etc.
On the whole most of us would like a meaningful, safe and rewarding relationship with a partner. This is often difficult to achieve and some insight and understanding as to what is being experienced in the couple dynamic is helpful.
I also have a lot of experience working with individuals on a once weekly basis for both short-term and long-term work. Developing a trusting and confidential relationship with the individual is paramount in order to explore difficulties which hopefully leads to greater self-awareness and psychic health.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a degree in Humanities with a major in Psychology, and a Post Graduate certificate in education.
I have a 4yr Psychodynamic Training in Couple Therapy recognised by the BACP whose organisation I am member of. I have also spent 10yrs working with Relate as one of their licensed counsellors.
I have been in Private Practice for twenty years and over this period of time I have worked with many couples and individuals.
I hope to provide a safe, confidential and informative space to help people to come to a better understanding of themselves and why they are struggling. I have experience of working with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, eating disorders, OCD, stress, health issues, self harm, divorce, death, family, relationship and work struggles etc
Although my training is Psychodynamic I have also completed courses in CBT and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, eating disorders and body dysmorphia and have attended a wide variety of further trainings. I have an interest in Jungian ideas.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Fees start from £60.00 for a 55 minute session. The assessment session is 1.5hrs and is £120.00.
Fees are negotiable according to the financial cirumstances of the client and I do have reduced rates available.