I am a qualified person-centred counsellor with a diploma in counselling which I attained in 2000 at Middlesex university with Harrow college. I also have gained a Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from The Grove Practice of Wimpole Street, London W1. I am an accredited member of BACP. (British Association of counselling and psychotherapy) and I conform to the BACP code of ethics. My work has been varied from bereavement, (working in Harlesden and Willesden, North London), to working for the Harrow Women's Centre, London, where I have seen women who have suffered domestic violence, emotional, physical, sexual abuse, also I have seen refugees and asylum seekers who may have suffered trauma or post traumatic stress disorder in their country of origin. I also work for EAP agencies, (employee assistance programme) where employees may have work related stress, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, eating disorders, bereavement, family grievances etc. Furthermore, I also have experience of couples counselling which has allowed me to gain a broad spectrum within my practice. My work can be short term of maybe 6 sessions or it could be long term depending on the issue.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in counselling 2000
Brent Bereavement Services certificate of achievement 2001
Accredited by BACP August 2003
Certificate in CBT skills April 2010
Certificate in community volunteering ASDAN 2008 Level 2: dealing with meetings, preparing to volunteer: skills for self-management, understanding needs, issues and responses
Couples and families course: June 2000
Various training from cognitive behavioural therapy, learning disabled and bereaved adults, also bereaved children and teenagers from aged 4 years. I have worked with bereaved children in schools and at their homes. I have worked for the charity "Bliss" seeing clients who have had sick, premature babies or the death of their baby/babies. "Essential Supervision Skills" BPS Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision June 2014. (with Paul Grantham, Consultant Clinical Psychologist)
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Parents of premature or sick babies or the death of a baby
My fees are £50 for an hours session with an individual. OAP and income support fees can be discussed.
I work Mondays and Thursdays at Axis Therapy in Bangor, Gwynedd. Please either ring me or email for availability.
I will show respect, be non-judgemental, genuine and empathic with my clients. I am a good listener and I will endeavour to help you with your issue.
During the first assessment session my client and myself will disscuss whether I will use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or The Person-Centred Approach depending on what the issues are and how the client would like to approach the problem.