Counselling and Psychotherapy


I bring over 10 years experience to my counselling and psychotherapy work of supporting people facing severe difficulty and distress in a variety of settings. For instance, I have worked with a mental health charity supporting both carers and individuals affected by mental illness. Many of these individuals have experienced serious mental health diagnoses such as schizophrenia and personality disorders.

I have worked in both private and public sector counselling and psychotherapy services (including Mind) throughout London, Kent and Essex; where I have provided support to people with a range of needs (see Psychotherapy or Counselling?).

I currently work as a lecturer in counselling and psychotherapist and counsellor in Tunbridge Wells and London in private practice. I hold full indemnity insurance and abide by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Ethical Framework (BACP) and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy’s Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Conduct (UKCP).

Along with my clinical practice I continue to teach, having taught both psychodynamic and humanistic students in clinical training.

I also provide Clinical Supervision.

 

Professional Memberships

Registered Member of UK Council for Psychotherapy

Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

 

Qualifications and Training

Advanced Practitioner Programme: Critical Existential Analytic Psychotherapy and Counselling, University of Roehampton

MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Roehampton

Psychoanalytic Studies, Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research

Certificate in Counselling Skills, Westminster Pastoral Foundation

Ecopsychology, Centre for Human Ecology

 

Recent and Forthcoming Research and Talks

“Whose line is it any way? Voice, presence and meaningful choice” – Research Paper presented at the UK Council for Psychotherapy Annual Research Conference, June 2013.

“Outcome Measures, Paternalism and Psychotherapy” – Research Paper presented at Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association, November 2013.

“When IAPT came: A folk narrative concerning ethical practice” – Research Paper presented at Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association, November 2014.

In what way do psychotherapists regard practice as research?” – Research Paper to be presented at the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Conference, May 2015