By providing a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment in which you can reflect on any aspect of your life, I aim to offer an opportunity for you to work towards living in a way that you experience as more fulfilling, satisfying and resourceful and to facilitate you in looking after your emotional wellbeing.
A particular issue, difficulty, or crisis might have lead you to seek counselling, but other issues are likely to come up during the course of counselling. The focus of the counselling varies according to each individual's needs and what is most relevant to them at any particular time.
In the first session we will meet and discuss why you have come for counselling and what you would like to achieve. You will be able to think about your situation and your options and get an idea of how I work. It is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you might have. If you then decide that counselling is for you, and we feel that we can work together, we arrange a series of sessions.
I offer short-term (6-12 sessions), or longer term open-ended counselling, based on your needs and circumstances. The sessions are weekly and at the same time and day every week.
As a registered member of the BACP (the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) I follow the BACP ethical framework for good practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy from Birkbeck College, University of London and a Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling and Counselling Skills, from Birkbeck College, University of London.
Prior to training as a counsellor/psychotherapist, I worked for many years as a health therapist, both in private practice and within the NHS, and before that in psychiatric care and Women’s Aid. I have experience of working with people of all ages, from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds, and with a great variety of issue, and have undertaken additional training in bereavement counselling.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Health related issues
Self development and creativity
The fee for the initial session is £40 and subsequent sessions are £40-55 per 50 minute session, depending on income.
A limited number of concessions are available; these only become available occasionally. If this is what you are looking for, please check availability before the initial session.
You can contact me by phone or email. If you call, it is likely that you will get through to the answering machine. I will not leave messages on landline numbers unless you give permission for me to do so.
I work in private practice is in Herne Hill and in a voluntary sector agency in Wimbledon.
The Herne Hill practice is within a short walk of North Dulwich and Herne Hill railway stations and the nearest buses are numbers 68, 468, P4, 42 and 37.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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