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UKCP Psychotherapist - Trauma

About me

Choosing a counsellor or therapist can be a daunting experience at what may be already a difficult time for you.

In a nutshell, I offer a confidential and collaborative space where you can bring whatever is troubling you. Together, we can explore what’s going on, at a pace that’s right for you.

People come to counselling and psychotherapy for many different reasons. You may be living with anxiety or depression. You may be feeling overwhelmed by a current situation at work or in a relationship. You may be struggling with persistent and unwanted thoughts, feelings or behaviours. You may be haunted by past experiences that overshadow your present and future. Or you may simply want more joy and fulfilment out of life and wonder what gets in the way. I'm experienced in working with clients on these and many other issues (please see list below), with a particular focus on trauma.

I hope you’ll feel able to be yourself with me, whoever you are and whatever has happened in your life. I offer both support and challenge, without judgment. I don’t offer advice; I will champion your autonomy and your capacity to make choices.

About me

I’m a professionally qualified, registered, Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, which means I am trained in a number of therapeutic approaches, including psychodynamic, humanistic, body and contemporary relational psychotherapy, and I integrate a combination of these different approaches to best work in relationship with you as a unique individual.

Integrative therapy is also about personal integration – that is, becoming aware of, coming to terms with and integrating different parts of ourselves and our experiences so we can feel more whole, both in mind and body. This can be an empowering process (and at times an uncomfortable one) that liberates us from limiting thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and frees us to make choices.

Whatever the therapeutic approach, research shows that ‘the therapeutic alliance’ is what makes therapy effective – that is, your confidence in me and in the therapy. So choosing a therapist you feel you can work with – and who feels they can help you - is important.

I normally suggest having a session with me to discuss what’s brought you to counselling and to see what it’s like to talk with me, before deciding whether to continue. If we decide not to work together, I will not charge you for this session.

If you continue, we’ll work collaboratively and can always discuss how you feel your therapy – and our working relationship - is going. I offer both short-term and longer term or open-ended therapy and we can discuss what may best suit you at this time. Please feel free to give me a call if you have any queries or you'd like to find out more.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have an MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Middlesex and an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Minster Centre.

In addition to my core training, I have received training in eating disorders and disordered eating, alcohol misuse, CBTi and EMDR.

I am committed to ongoing professional training, particularly in the field of trauma and the body in psychotherapy. I am currently working towards accreditation as an EMDR practitioner

I am a registered and accredited member of the UKCP and abide by their ethical code of practice including a commitment to ongoing supervision and continuing professional development.

I have been in private practice since 2014; in addition, I have worked with clients at a clinic specialising in eating disorders, at a parents’ service, at a drug and alcohol recovery service, and a low cost psychotherapy service.

I have experience of working with clients on issues including: abuse, addiction, alcohol, anger, anxiety, bereavement, depression, dissociation, eating disorders, family issues, gender identity, loss, parenting, relationship problems, self-harm, separation, sexuality, stress, trauma.

I also have life experience, a degree in history, a passion for music, and extensive experience of working in the television industry. I am curious about what it is to be human, how to make the most of it and what gets in the way.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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.

BACP

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

From £90.00 to £120.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva

Additional information

I am not currently able to offer concessionary spaces.

When I work

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Further information

At the present time, I am working online and from my Crouch End consulting room only. I am practising EMDR online only.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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