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We all have problems in our lives and sometimes it helps to talk to someone who isn't family or friend. I would like to offer confidential support and help to explore anything that's worrying you and make sense of what's going on so that you can find the best way forward for a more satisfying life.
I have over 25 years experience as a counsellor/ psychotherapist in the NHS (Royal London Hospital), schools, charities such as Threshold Counselling Service and the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre, Employee Assistance Programmes as well as running an established private practice since 1995. I also work as a trauma therapist on specialist projects for a London based organisation. Having worked with a diverse range of people (aged 10 - 73) in various settings with a wide range of issues including, stress, anxiety, low self esteem, bereavement, panic attacks, social anxiety, family issues, relationships and depression I hope I'm well placed to help you too. I also have specialist knowledge and experience of abuse, trauma and ptsd.
I'm well qualified, had extensive training to use a variety of methods and have a holistic approach so that I can make sure you have the type of counselling that's suited to your particular experiences and needs. This may include short-term (6-20 sessions) or longer-term counselling; stress management training; mindfulness; life-coaching.
I am a registered and accredited BACP member and UKRCP registered independent practitioner. I abide by the BACP code of ethics. I have full enhanced CRB disclosure. I am a Cigna Healthcare approved provider. You can, therefore, be sure that I have to comply with high standards personally and professionally.
Counselling could help you - why not give me a call or email me so that we can arrange for an initial session. You won't be committed to anything but people have often said that this session can feel reassuring as it gives a chance to talk about what might be helpful for you, gives you an opportunity to ask any questions and any other concerns you may have. Be assured that you are not obligated to anything after this. However, if you then feel that you would like to continue, we can arrange a day and time that's convenient.
Training, qualifications & experience
M.A: Counselling and Psychotherapy
Diploma: Psychodynamic Counselling
Diploma: Stress Management Training
Certificate: Life Coaching
Specialist advanced training for trauma and PTSD
Advanced Attachment training
Facilitating group work for adult survivors of abuse
Facilitating individual and group work for self-harming adolescents
Cigna Healthcare Approved Provider
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Childhood sexual abuse
Dislocation and Displacement
Honour based violence
People specifically seeking an Asian counsellor
£60.00 - £70.00
Concessions offered for
I like to make my service accessible to all so concessions are available for
Lower rate for some day time appointments
individual circumstances always considered so do ask about this.
When I work
Weekday: day time - lower rates for some day time appointments
I have specialist training in and experience of working with trauma, violence, childhood abuse, domestic abuse, human trafficking, honour based violence and PTSD.
My interest in attachment is particularly useful for relational issues and bereavement.
Work related issues.