The wish to start therapy may have been brought about by loss, trauma, significant life changes or simply by a desire to live a better and more satisfying life.
Whatever the reason that brings you to therapy, I aim to provide you with a safe and confidential space in which a trusting relationship can evolve so we can start thinking about the issues that you are struggling with.
These may include painful feelings, disturbing thoughts, recurrent patterns of behaviour or difficult relationships. They may have been caused by recent events or they may be anchored in past experiences. Either way, I will use a psychodynamic approach to support you.
I am a BACP Accredited (2004) and BPC Registered (2011) counsellor and psychotherapist.
I work with adults and young people (18 +) in private practice and educational settings.
About your Counselling Sessions
I offer an initial consultation which takes place over two consecutive weekly sessions.
The initial consultation is an opportunity to explore the issues affecting you in order to decide whether or not psycodynamic counselling is the most suitable approach for you. It is also a chance to experience the way I work and see whether or not you feel confortable working with me.
If we agree to work together, before we start regular counselling, we will agree the length of your therapy and we will confirm the time and day of your sessions.
Therapy can be long term, open ended or short term (6 to 12 sessions.)
Sessions are 50 minutes long and take place once weekly, except during holiday breaks.
I offer counselling in English and Spanish.
Issues I deal with I work with general mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, OCD and self-harm, as well as other issues brought about by life circumstances such as bereavement and loss, separation or divorce, family or relationship difficulties.
I work as EAP counsellor as well and support clients struggling with work related issues such as stress, managing change in the work place, difficulties managing life-work balance, improving work relationships, etc.
I am also a BUPA registered counsellor.
One of my especial areas of interest is working with clients with different learning styles such as: dyslexia or dyspraxia.
About my Practice
I practice from two different locations.
My Morden practice is home based and it can be easily reached by public transport. Buses 164, 163, 413 and 152 stop close by. South Merton and Wimbledon Chase BR Stations are a 15 minutes’ walk away. If you travel by car, parking in the street is free.
My Tooting Practice is based at The Awareness Centre, which can be easily reached by public transport. The Awareness centre is located just a few minutes walk away from Tooting Bec and Tooting Broadway Underground Stations.
Other Relevant Information
I adhere to the BACP code of ethics and good practice and folllow their complaints procedure.
I am committed to continuing professional development and regularly attend professional training to enhance my practice and deepen my knowledge of current developments in the field of counselling and psychotherapy.
As required by the BACP guidelines, I attend regular supervision to assist in the running of my practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Counselling Skills, WPF London (1997)
- Diploma in Counselling in Organisations, WPF London (1998)
- Post Graduate / Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy, WPF London & University of Surrey (2003)
- Certificate in CBT Skills for Qualified Practitioners, WPF London (2014)
- MBT and MBT for Adolescents, WPF & Anna Freud Centre, London (2004-15)
- BA (Hons) Education, University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Pregnancy and birth
Individual counselling sessions for adults and young people (18+) - £50 - £60
Concessions: Counselling and psychotherapy trainees - £40
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Wednesdays and Thursdays
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|