I have over 20 years' as a counsellor, committed to providing a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment for people to explore the issues which are troublesome for them. This can be on on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, but the aim of the therapy is always to enable you to enhance your life, to live it more fully and to face the future with courage.
I offer one-to-one supervision and consultation for counsellors, therapists and other practitioners seeking a collaborative and creative approach to supporting and developing their work.
Training, qualifications & experience
My core training (1996 - 2000) was in Individual Psychology and Adlerian Counselling. Individual Psychology is built on the philosophical work of Alfred Adler. I hold a Diploma in Adlerian Counselling (2000) and Certificates in Counselling and Advanced Counselling Skills.
Other therapeutic models I have studied include Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, the Person-Centred approach, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness.
I hold a Diploma in Integrative Supervision and have more than 12 years’ experience as a supervisor in a clinical setting as well as in private practice where my supervisees bring a variety of issues from anxiety and depression to gender dysphoria and family counselling.
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
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 per hour. Discounted rates are always available.