I completed my psychology degree in 1984, so I have been around for a long time. However, I am no dinosaur ! I like to keep updated with the latest methods of how best to help people and I continue to train and expand my knowledge so that I can be more useful to the people I am trying to help.
I can see people in Harrow during the week or in central London on Wednesday afternoon or early evening.
I have seen people with anxiety, depression and general life problems for over 25 years. I have also helped people with OCD, panic attacks, worry, insomnia and other related difficulties. In addition, I have also helped people who have suffered trauma such as road traffic accidents, assaults, domestic violence or abuse.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed my psychology degree in 1984 with a 2:1 and did some post graduate research. In 1988 I completed a certificate in Behaviour therapy at the Maudsley Hospital which inspired me to become a CBT therapist which I promptly did. I Have been an accredited CBT with BABCP therapist since 1991/92. I am also a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the BPS.
In addition I am am EMDR Europe accredited therapist. EMDR is a therapy recommended for the treatment of trauma.
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 Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
EMDR Association UK (EMDR UK)
Areas of counselling I deal with
I will consider the personal circumstances of anyone who contacts me, it is best to contact me on my mobile to discuss this. (sessions are 50 mins or longer if I am doing trauma work).
I am registered with all insurance companies such as BUPA, AXA PPP, WPA, AVIVA, VITALITY etc.
I have a website with BUPA for further information on me and where I practice.
It is best to text me on 07703 321395 rather than call initially as I often have my phone switch off because I am with people.
The best of luck in getting the right help for your problems.