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MBACP (Accred) Psychotherapist & Supervisor

About me

I am currently working online and by phone. I am an integrative psychotherapist with over 15 years experience of working with a wide range of issues including: anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, postnatal depression, bereavement, anger management, OCD, eating disorders, binge eating, body confidence issues and family problems.

All of us face challenges in our lives and at times these challenges may feel overwhelming or too difficult to cope with, the way I work is conversational and supportive, I provide a confidential and accepting place to help you manage and explore whatever you are going through.

Psychotherapy can help us to understand and gain awareness of ourselves and our behavioural patterns, allowing us to take control of our lives and have choices about what we do and how we do it. We can become conscious of how we respond to and express different emotions, how we communicate, how we form and maintain relationships or how we manage conflict, and therefore we can develop the capacity to change things for the better.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over 15 years experience of working privately with individuals and as a volunteer for Samaritans and the mental health charity Mind. I have also run post-natal support groups and work with new mothers in children's centres in South-East London.

My training includes:
Counselling Skills - Birkbeck, University of London
Certificate in Psychodynamic and Humanistic Counselling - Goldsmiths College, University of London
OCR/RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills - Spectrum
One Year Psychotherapy course - Spectrum
Post-Graduate Course in Psychotherapy - Spectrum

Supervision training - CSTD


I am an accredited member of the BACP and abide by their code of ethics.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

£80 per session.


Further information

Feel free to call me on 07956 185651 and ask any questions you may have about how we might work together, if I’m unable to answer your phone call please leave a message and I will call you back.

Alternatively you can email me by clicking on the link at the top of the page.

In our initial session you will be able to talk about whatever has lead you to seek therapy and what you are hoping to gain from it, you will be able to find out more about how the sessions will work and get a sense of how we might work together. If for any reason I think another therapist would be a better fit for you I will let you know. If we decide to continue working together I'll book further sessions for you.

The Awareness Centre, 41 Abbeville Road, Clapham, London, SW4 9JX

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