There are times when we all need help with life's challenges and for nearly a year now since Covid entered into our daily existence most of us have faced challenges of some kind. It is normal to feel anxious during extraordinary times and extraordinary times they have been.
I can offer you a space to reflect and for us to think together with the hope that this will lead to better understanding, self-awareness and change.
We are all responsible for our own lives and I believe it is possible to move from feeling out of control, confused, anxious, depressed and driven to repeat unhelpful or even destructive patterns in our relationships to a place of making the choices that are good for us in our lives.
My approach is integrative. I have over 20 years experience in offering counselling and psychotherapy in private practice and have also worked for a number of organisations, universities and charities.
I also offer short courses in Mindfulness - a mind/body approach...you may well have read about this in the media.
The NHS recommend Mindfulness as a way of managing anxiety, stress, recurring depression and pain. Anecdotally those practising often say they notice relationships improve and they are able to enjoy life, get more done and even sleep better.
Consultations usually available face to face, after which it is possible where necessary to work on the phone and using Zoom. At the moment I am working on Zoom and the telephone.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post-graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice
Solution Focussed Brief therapy training
Cognitive Behavioural approach training
Post traumatic stress
Professional membership (Accredited, senior) of the BACP ensuring the highest standard of practice and an agreement to work within a code of ethics.
Private practice (2000 - present)
Counselling students and staff within a university service (2005 - 2017)
Stress Management training for a large organisation (2016 - 2017)
Mental Health and Wellbeing training for a large organisation (2019 - present)
Mindfulness courses and workshops within 2 universities (2018 - 2019)
Mentoring psychotherapy students BAATN (Black and Asian Therapists Network) (2014 - present)
Coaching/Reflective practice space CEO Bal Asha (charity based in Mumbai, India) (2019 - present)
Previous experience of working within large and small organisations in the private, public and charitable sectors in the UK, Australia, India.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
In addition to the areas listed above I have an interest in issues around identity, cultural difference and migration. Mindfulness and the mind/body link are also of particular interest to me.
Initial consultation @ £80. Thereafter, to be negotiated. I hold some spaces for low fee paying clients and students.