Dr phil, MSc, Cert HE
Registered and Accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor
I am accredited and registered with the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP), and I am a graduate member of the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (SPTI) in Nottingham. Both organisations have wide-ranging Ethical Principles and Codes of Conduct. I am committed to striving for, and maintaining ethical practice.
I am guided by these core principles:
Fidelity - honouring the trust placed in me, especially keeping confidentiality and being dependable.
Autonomy – respecting a client’s right to be self-governing.
Beneficence – a commitment to promoting a client’s well-being.
Non-maleficence – a commitment to avoiding harm to a client.
Justice – treating each client fair and impartial, and provide an adequate service.
Self-respect – fostering my self-knowledge and care of self so I can work well.
I have regular clinical supervision with a specially trained and very experienced colleague who is registered with UKCP. By reflecting on my practice in supervision, I ensure that I work safely and effectively.
I regularly attend events in continuous professional development so I can develop as a practitioner.
General Data Protection Regulation
I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office to safeguard the sensitive information I handle. In my privacy statement, I detail why I ask clients for data and how I look after them.
I have a current check from the Disclosure Barring Service (formerly police check) in place. I hold professional indemnity insurance.