Qualifications & Working practices
I am a qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist and counsellor, registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
I adhere to the codes of ethics of the above organisations.
I am committed to continuous professional development and regularly attend courses arranged by professional organisations.
I have attained the following qualifications:
Certificate in Advanced Counselling Skills and Theory 2004
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory & Practice (Roehampton Univ) 2013 -this is validated by the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Advanced Professional Training in the Therapeutic use of Mindfulness (British Mindfulness Institute) 2016
Certificate in Psychosexual Studies 2019 - Tavistock Relationships, London.
I work with individual adults (over 18s) from all walks of life, my practice is inclusive.
I offer once weekly counselling and psychotherapy usually on an open ended basis although a pre fixed period of work can be agreed.
In addition to my private practice, I have worked as a counsellor in the charity sector, with WPF Therapy and Sutton Counselling both organisations provide affordable therapy for the local community.
I began training as a therapist in 2004 having worked for several years in roles supporting parents and carers of children with learning difficulties and physical disabilities. I have also undertaken voluntary work within specialist provisions assisting autistic and disabled children and young adults.
I recognise the strain which caring can bring to a family and the issues which can affect individual family members at various stages of life.