I offer general Counselling and Psychotherapy for all types of problems. Initial consultation FREE OF CHARGE. I have over 20 years of experience as a therapist. I initially trained as a humanistic counsellor but since then I have specialised in Gestalt Psychotherapy and Adoption Counselling. I have also had training in CBT. I can offer specialised Counselling/Psychotherapy in several areas which includes addictions, couples, adoption, coaching, young people, eating disorders, bereavement, PTSD, anxiety and depression.
There are many ways an individual may benefit from Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Counselling and Psychotherapy provides a safe and confidential environment for you to explore your feelings and thoughts. Therapy allows you to talk and communicate in an open and honest way to someone who is outside your situation, and can see things with objectivity.
It is in this safe environment that you can begin to explore your problems, find your own direction, and answer your own questions.
In time, Counselling and Psychotherapy can help you make changes you may not have thought possible. It gives you the time and space to explore your process, and understand your patterns of behaviour.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Humanistic Counselling
Post Graduate Diploma in Gestalt Psychological Studies from the Metanoia Institute
I have completed training for adoption counselling and I am an adoption counsellor working with LINK Adoption Services London East and South East. I have also undergone further training in Attachment Focussed Counselling.
I have attended various CBT and solution focussed workshops as part of my professional development.
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist. MBACP (Accred) No: 621639
As BACP a member, I am bound by BACPs Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, the Ethical Guidelines for Researching Counselling and Psychotherapy (where practitioners undertake research) and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure for the time being in force.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have completed training for adoption counselling and I am now registered with Barnardos as an adoption counsellor.
From £60.00 to £70.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
First 40 minutes Consultation FREE OF CHARGE. Sessional fees from £60.00, concessions are available for trainees or for people on low incomes. Couple Counselling £70.00 some concessions available.
Professional Supervision by arrangement.
When I work
I can offer daytime, some evenings and weekend sessions
I have a practice based in Twickenham, which is easily accessible by car or public transport (Regular bus service, Rail station: Twickenham)