All sorts of people choose to talk to a counsellor for a variety of reasons. At certain points in our lives we may become confused, sad or angry about ourselves, past or present events, other individuals, etc. We can often bottle up our thoughts and feelings until they become difficult to deal with. Many people believe they have few people they feel they can talk to safely, or they are afraid of being judged by those close to them.
I am an Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist. This means I am trained in offering more than one type of therapy. This allows me to work well with many different individuals as I can tailor my counselling approach to the client rather than expecting the client to fit in with a narrow way of working. I offer person centred, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapies. I am committed to providing counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
How can counselling help?
Counselling provides the time and space to explore personal issues, problems, thoughts and feelings. The aim of counselling is to provide support to allow the client to work through the things which are causing them concern or difficulty and to help clients identify ways of coping in the future.
I offer both short and long term counselling. Short term counselling usually lasts 12 weeks. Long term counselling is open ended, this type of counselling ends when the client feels they have been appropriately supported and feel better able to move on in their life without further counselling.
I am currently only offering telephone sessions with the possibility of video sessions at a later date. Client's often find that telephone sessions can be just as beneficial as face to face sessions.
I am especially interested in working with clients dealing with anxiety, but of course accept all clients to my practice.
I welcome inquiries from all individuals in need of support regardless of their ethnicity, culture, sexuality, disability, gender or religion.
I have experience of counselling in different organisations including Welcare in Croydon and BCCS (Bromley Community Counselling Service). I have offered counselling to a variety of clients at these organisations.
I offer 1-2-1 counselling and work with adults, young people and children.
I offer morning, afternoon and evening sessions to allow for varying schedules.
I also offer a service specifically for children and young people who are being looked after, otherwise known as being 'in care' for this please call or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hold a current, clear, CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check. This allows me to work safely and legally with vulnerable adults, children and young people.
Initial Assessment Session
The fee for this session is £30.
An initial assessment session is scheduled as an opportunity of exploring how we might work best together. However, in depth assessments take place over a period of a few sessions. This allows me to best determine which counselling approach or combination of approaches will suit clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Integrative Counselling.
Children Matter - using play to work therapeutically with children and young people.
I have experience of working for Employment Assistance Programs/Providers.
I am also a qualified Residential Child Care Officer.
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
£60.00 per session
Concessions offered for
I currently charge £30 for the initial assessment session and £60 for each subsequent session. These sessions last for fifty minutes, which is considered 'the counselling hour'
I offer a £30 concessionary rate to NHS front line staff.
I charge £70 for corporate clients and £95 for specific therapy with looked after children.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I believe in and adhere to the BACP's 'Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions'. This is a set of guidelines and principles for Counsellors/Psychotherapists to use which ensures the ethical, fair and appropriate treatment of all clients.
I am currently working towards accreditation with the BACP.