A list of my qualifications and the fees I charge.

I trained in London for five years at The Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE), completing a four year post-graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2009. The CCPE is based in Paddington, and is one of the largest and most renowned Transpersonal training institutes in the United Kingdom. The post-graduate diploma I attained there is one of few in the country which is recognised by both the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), and I am an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am also a Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist on the BACP Register - the first psychological therapists' register to be accredited under a scheme set up by the Department of Health and administered by an independent body, accountable to Parliament. 

Prior to my diploma I completed a one-year foundation course in Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2005 also at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education, and in addition to this I hold a BA Honours degree from Exeter University.

I have over ten years experience of working with clients in both long and short-term settings, some of which I acquired through my work as a counsellor at Ealing Abbey Counselling Service in West London, and I have also completed a 100 hour observational placement on a forensic psychiatric ward at St Andrew's Hospital, Northampton. In addition I have several years experience of telephone counselling work for a variety of organisations, and have facilitated psychotherapy groups. I have also delivered presentations on various therapy related themes, including a talk on 'Trauma Counselling' for the Northants Fire And Rescue Service, a presentation on 'Training to become a Counsellor' at an Employability Fair, and a 'Performance Anxiety' lecture as part of a workshop for musicians facilitated by a professional classical guitarist and musicologist.

As a pre-requisite to completing my diploma, and as a result of an ongoing interest in self-development, I have undergone over eight years of weekly psychotherapy myself so I have an awareness of how it feels to be a client, and I have had a number of different supervisors in both group and individual settings as I have furthered my skills.

I also have an interest in writing and have had psychotherapy related articles published in various settings including the online journal Contemporary Psychotherapy, Britain's biggest yoga magazine Om Yoga & Lifestyle, and also the psychotherapy magazine of the Cambridge Jungian Circle of which I am a proof-reader. I have previously been independently contracted by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy to be a fictional Case-Study Writer for their internal examination paperwork and post regular updates to my private practice's Facebook page regarding my therapy-related activities outside of the counselling setting.

Prior to completing my course, I worked in the charity sector for a number of years for a variety of different organisations and I have been employed post-qualification as the lead psychotherapist for a large medical company in Northamptonshire, and as a counsellor and psychotherapist for university students in Cambridge.

 

My fees are presently as follows:

Initial fifty minute consultation - £40, with no obligation to attend any further sessions.

Session fees - £50 per fifty minute session.