It's my belief that we all struggle with the complexities of life at times. Counselling provides a space where we can explore what is happening for us, free from judgement and with confidentiality. This can help us to really look at our experience of life and move toward more rewarding ways of being.
I offer an initial session for you to come and meet me to find out if I am the counsellor for you, at a charge of £30. We would use this time to explore what you want to work on and for me to describe some of the ways that we could work.
I offer short and long term work and would expect that we negotiate this together. My practice is a short walk from the Bakerloo and Overground lines in Queens Park.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a psychodynamic counsellor who is an accredited member of the BACP, I work within their ethical framework. I have been practising since 2004. Until recently I worked in the voluntary sector where part of my role included the management of a thriving counselling service. I have also worked at Childline, Wembley Centre for Health and Care and at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
40.00 - 60.00 on a sliding scale. I do offer a low cost slot to students and those on a low income.