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Last updated: 6 May 2020
- Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy
- Video and telephone consultations
Who I am
I am a highly qualified, experienced and compassionate counsellor who has worked for over 10 years therapeutically with clients from age 5 to 79, from all around the world. I combine a robust theoretical training with warmth, kindness and insight and I work with both individuals and couples.
I have an MSc in Therapeutic Counselling for which I gained a merit. I was awarded the MSc after four years of academically rigorous and experiential study, as well as hands on experience working face to face with clients while having my work examined and critiqued by peers and tutors.
I also have a Certificate in Counselling for Addicted Gamblers from the University of Salford and I have worked with this client group and their families for over five years.
I have a Certificate in Using Video Conferencing to Conduct Online Therapy from the Online Therapy Institute which ensures that I practice ethically and competently while working via Skype. This is in addition to a Certificate in Online Counselling Skills which also equips me to work therapeutically via email and live web chat.
I'm qualified to supervise the work of other counsellors and psychotherapists too, since I have a Diploma in Integrative Supervision from the Minster Centre.
I am committed to continuing professional development to keep my skills and knowledge sharp and up to date.
The role of a professional body is to set standards of practice and provide accountability. So membership indicates that I have had to prove a certain level of experience and competence, and it gives you as the client somewhere to go if you were to feel that I was working in a way that was not ethical.
I am a registered, Senior Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their Ethical Framework.
The register to which I belong is vetted and approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care and has been accredited under a scheme set up by the Department of Health and administered by an independent body, accountable to Parliament.
In order to become a Senior Accredited member I had to give extensive evidence that I have reached a certain level of competence and experience through having completed hundreds of hours of practice and continuing professional development, have this verified by other professionals, and prove that I have a clear understanding in theory and practice of the ethical and professional standards held by the BACP.
I am also a member of the Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists Online (ACTO) who ensure the highest standards for people conducting therapeutic work online.
As well as working as a therapist and supervisor, I also work as a lecturer and tutor on counselling degree courses in London. Currently I am based at the Metanoia Institute. I also write (fairly infrequently) on mental health issues, such as on the Huffington Post and The Mighty.
Areas of interest
Couples; relationships; adults; abortion; abuse; domestic violence; emotional abuse; physical abuse; sexual abuse; addictions; alcoholism; drug addiction; gambling; internet addiction; loneliness; low self-confidence; low self-esteem; miscarriage; anger management; anxiety; phobias; bereavement; bullying; cancer; LGBTQIA+ issues; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Affairs; family issues; separation and divorce; depression; self-harm; sex problems; sexuality; spirituality; stress; trauma; work-related stress; gender dysphoria.