My Professional Profile:
I have over 20 years counselling and psychotherapy experience helping people who are dealing with a wide range of issues, including confidence, depression, bereavement, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship problems, marital breakdown, sexual problems, addictions, alcoholism, eating disorders, problems arising from childhood experiences, abuse, bullying, feelings of emptiness, loneliness, living with HIV, workplace issues and much more.
My clients have ranged from children working through divorce issues to CEO's of large organisations with feelings of inadequacy.
I have worked in a variety of settings; in private practise, prisons and mental health organisations through to home visits and residential retreats.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and accreditation:
- Diploma in Relational Supervision
- MSc Clinical Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy - Middlesex University
- Diploma Clinical Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy - Metanoia Institute
- Foundation Course in Group Psychotherapy - Goldsmiths University
- Certificate in Counselling Skills and Practise - Workers Educational Association
I have been running a small private practise both in London and Hertfordshire since 1992.
I am an experienced trainer, and regularly deliver courses on using Transactional Analysis in the workplace to motivate staff.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- £60:00 per session for individuals (50 minutes)
- £90.00 per session for couples (75 minutes)
- Group Rates negotiable depending on numbers, location, etc
- £60.00 per session for supervision (50 minutes)
I sometimes am able to negotiate a space for lower fee paying clients; if you think this might relate to you then please ask me when you make the first contact.
In all cases the first appointment will be charged at the full rate.
I am also a Training Consultant and Life Coach. I deliver training course in a wide range of topics, including Leadership and Management, Working with Challenging Young People, Innovation and Creativity and Developing Staff Teams.
I have appeared on Channel 4 as a Life Coach on the programme 'Ballet Changed My Life : Ballet Hoo!' and worked as a Life Coach for Channel 5 on a programme called 'Too Busy To Live'.