I am an experienced, accredited clinical supervisor with the British Association of Art Therapists. I am an experienced psychotherapist/psychodynamic art psychotherapist with flexible working hours and I offer a sliding scale for people on low income and students. My approach is to offer empathetic understanding and non-judgmental listening in a safe space. Everyone is unique and therefore I draw on many different methods to suit each person's needs. My aim is to connect my client with their own inner resources through authenticity and self-empowerment. I offer a compassionate, safe and confidential environment that supports the exploration and expression of feelings, thoughts, beliefs and circumstances that may be having an adverse effect on emotional well-being and quality of life. Sometimes we just need a space to be still and reflect, a space where we feel accepted, understood and supported in gaining a deeper awareness into why we behave the way we do or that can offer us an alternative perspective on challenging life situations. My aim is to support you in making sense of your life and working with you in moving to where you would like to be. Training, qualifications & experience I offer an integrative arts approach, based on the needs of the client, drawing upon psychodynamic, person-centered, attachment and trauma informed approaches to enhance the therapeutic process. I have an MA in Psychodynamic and Art Psychotherapy. I am a certified clinical trauma professional who can offer Sensory Motor Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy and EMDR for complex trauma and early attachment disorders. I am a registered member of BACP (the professional body that regulates psychotherapists in the UK), I am an accredited member of The Bristish Association of Art Therapists. I am a registered member of HCPC. I am DBS cleared and have regular 1:1 supervision. In my private practice I work with children, young people and adults (in short and long-term therapy) as well as providing supervision to both qualified and trainee counsellors/therapists.. I worked for a national charity, for the past 20 years providing psychotherapy and clinical supervision to therapists, children and adults in Central London. In my private practice I work with children, young people and adults (in short and long-term therapy) as well as providing supervision/therapy to both qualified and trainee counsellors/therapists..
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
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.
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