My aim in therapy is to help my client give a voice to aspects of themselves that may be unattended to, ignored or avoided.
Whether you do or do not have previous experience of counselling, starting with a new therapist can feel like a daunting proposition. There is a potential for increased anxiety on top of the original thoughts and feelings which led you to seeking out a counsellor at this time. I consider this an important first step to acknowledge. Within my private practice I work on the notion that within the therapeutic space thought carries value. It is the ‘value’ placed on thought that we explore. This varies between individuals and informs how we, as individuals, develop our relationships, how we survive trauma, and how we relate to ourselves.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF) which is recognised as a leading counselling and psychotherapy training organisation.
I have been awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice by Roehampton University
My career has been shaped through my work with children, adolescents and adults, supporting them to recognise and develop ways of working through their own personal distress. A common theme amongst each indivdual, is the need for a secure space where they can think about and share their experience. My private practice was established in 2011 and continues to support a growing number of individuals.
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 Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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.