Waterloo Business Centre
117 Waterloo Road
I am a BACP registered integrative counsellor who offers a warm, empathic, open and non-judgemental space for clients to explore the issues that have prompted them to seek counselling. I work with a wide range of issues including anxiety, low self-esteem, issues from childhood, challenges with relationships, bereavement and depression.
As an integrative counsellor, I draw on different approaches depending upon what best supports clients. These include humanistic, relational, cognitive behavioural and psychoanalytic approaches. I offer both short and long-term therapy and have worked with clients from many diverse backgrounds and varying personal situations.
One of the most important experiences I have had in my life was a confidential counselling relationship in which I felt safe and supported to explore the issues that were of most concern to me. It is this that I seek to provide clients, whether their reasons for coming to therapy are to change ways of coping in life that no longer work, to improve relationships, feel more in touch with themselves, or any of dozens of other reasons that might prompt someone to seek support.
As an integrative counsellor I have found that different theoretical approaches mean I am able to offer an approach that values the uniqueness of each person and their circumstances. For example, some clients might be drawn to exploring their past life dynamics in the present, while others perhaps need a more cognitive approach. Whichever approaches are most appropriate, my work is underpinned by the person-centred principles of empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Integrative Counselling from Middlesex University, having trained at The Minster Centre in London, As well as seeing clients in private practice, I counsel at a low cost therapy service offering long-term counselling and also with the Haringey Bereavement Service, run by St Joseph’s Hospice, Hackney. I am currently completing an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy.
I currently also work as a communications manager for a major UK health sector charity and previously worked in overseas disaster relief and long-term international development for UK aid and development agencies. Prior to that I was a journalist on weekly and daily newspapers.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
Code of Ethics:
I work within BACP’s Ethical Framework, which includes regular supervision of my work and a commitment to ongoing professional development.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 per 50-minute session.
I offer an assessment session for £35.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|