I am a fully trained and accredited psychotherapist, registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP); you can check their register here. Accreditation as a psychotherapist and registration with the UKCP requires the completion of an accredited programme of training. Following my undergraduate degree, I completed a further four years of postgraduate training and study at the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling in London, qualifying with a Master of Science degree in Psychology and Existential Psychotherapy.
In principle, I am open to working with any problems in living or issues you may be grappling with. I am experienced in working with individuals, aged 16 and over, and a wide range of presenting issues, including anxiety, low mood, depression, bipolar disorder, relationship difficulties, bereavement, chronic pain, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, personality disorders, substance abuse and traumatic experiences.
Whether or not I may be able to help with your particular concern, difficulty or issue is something we would need to find out together, during an initial session. This initial meeting would give us both a chance to find out how we may be able to work together. If you decide to continue to meet with me for psychotherapy, we would then agree on a written contract (an example of a possible contract is downloadable below).
I am bound by the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and the UKCP Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Conduct (PDF). You can find more good quality information on psychotherapy and what you can expect from your therapy meetings on the UKCP webpages and on the It's good to talk website.