23 Malwood Road
I am a qualified, integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, and registered member of the BACP. I offer Saturday daytime and weekday evening sessions. I work with people long-term and short-term. Sessions last 50 minutes and are usually weekly, although twice weekly is also possible.
How do I work?
My integrative training means that I draw from a range of relational approaches and theories to support clients. I believe that wounds and unmet needs from childhood reveal themselves in our present lives, whether we realise it or not. I would help you to explore these as they unfold in our sessions together. I use the word ‘together,’ because our work would be a partnership, contained within the safety of a confidential therapeutic relationship.
Each person I work with is unique. The two of us would work together with whatever you bring, big or small. I don't promise to have the answers (in fact, therapy isn't about giving advice) but, by offering you a warm and non-judgemental space to talk freely, I will be able to help you to understand your experience better.
Where do I work?
Whilst my private practice is based on the premises of an Anglican Church (Ascension Balham Hill), my practice is not connected to the church. My room is external to the actual church building and I wholeheartedly work with people of all faiths or no faith.
I firmly believe that within each of us lies innate potential beyond our imagination. But life can throw things at us that block us. Deciding to train as a therapist was a significant step for me. It's an utter privilege to work with individuals to unpack and explore their struggles at depths that most non-therapeutic relationships rarely reach.
Training, qualifications & experience
I undertook an intense six year training at one of the UK's most renowned psychotherapy institutions (the Minster Centre). I am a qualified, integrative counsellor and psychotherapist (MA), registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and bound by their Code of Ethics.
I have a range of experience gained from working with clients in the NHS and voluntary sector. I have specialist training and experience in working with loss, particularly traumatic bereavement and sudden deaths.
I am also experienced working with:
- domestic abuse
- family issues
- low self-esteem
- relationship issues
- sexual abuse
- suicidal thoughts
- work-related stress
Alongside my private practice, I work for a national mental health charity, where I manage a team. Work can take up so much of our lives. So if we’re unhappy or stressed in our work, it impacts on home life. Equally, home life can impact on work. My previous work in a staff counselling service in the NHS, as well as my current marketing career in the charity sector, gives me an intricate understanding of how to wrestle with work-related issues.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
If you like what you’ve read here, please do get in touch to arrange an initial session. First sessions cost £25. After the first session, my current fee for all subsequent sessions is between £50 and £60.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Saturday daytime and weekday evenings