FPC MBACP UKCP
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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)
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
The fee for initial consultation is £50. The fee for sessions thereafter range between £40 - £65, dependent on personal circumstances. Some low cost places are available for those on low incomes and students. (Please enquire)