free psychotherapy for people on low incomes and benefits
After professional nursing in a general hospital – I worked for the Peper Harow Foundation in a residential therapeutic community for emotionally disturbed children, run by an eclectic group of therapists. After my degree and tutoring for a couple of years, I signed on for a Post-grad course in psychodynamic therapy, with a placement at Campbell House Northampton/psychotherapy department. Unfortunately, the course went into crisis and consequently I left. Completing on a different course, with a higher diploma in psychodynamic and Humanistic counselling. I worked at Campbell House on an honorary contract basis and saw patients once a week staying for 15 years. After which I took a short course in CBT and integrated it into my private practice.
In the last years of practice, I have seen a cross section of single people of varying ages – with issues from PTSD to clients with mild learning difficulties having communication problems. Where I have used a variety of techniques. I have always used a sliding scale of payment accordingly and at times taken no fee. To date I am fully insured and registered with the BACP.
My voluntary work besides the Northampton FoodBank, includes being on the helpline for RoadPeace – Britain’s national charity that supports victims and their families of Road crashes.
Behavioural Science Degree 1995, C & Guilds Advanced Management of Care Certificate, and Advanced Diploma in Counselling 2006. Member of BACP (MBACP) 550220