Working sensitively I tailor my approach to suit you and what you are experiencing, no matter whether you are seeking counselling for anxiety, anger, depression, trauma, developmental trauma or relationship issues for example. Respecting you as an individual is, I believe, the best way to enable you to find out more about yourself and to help you live a more fulfilled life.
How counselling works
Firstly it is important for you to find out whether you would like to work with me as your counsellor as a route to healing is through relationship. To establish this the first time we meet is an assessment; a chance for me to find out more about you, what you would like to get from the therapy and for you to ask me questions. Then if we feel we are suited to working together we will discuss a working agreement. The approach may be time-limited, in other words setting a number of sessions or working open-ended.
Depending on what is comfortable for you and because my training is integrative I may work in different ways such as using cognitive techniques or creative techniques such as drawing, or visualisation.
The sessions are 50 minutes long and are confidential.
As part of my commitment as a counsellor I adhere to the BACP Code of Ethics. I work supervised which means from time to time I present a case to my supervisor, in confidence. This enables me to gain a clearer perspective and understanding about the process of the counselling taking place.
Currently, I work in private practice in Chalfont St. Giles and in London at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education.
My experience includes working with people experiencing mental health difficulties by helping them to achieve, long-term and sustainable goals on their journey back to work.
I have over five years' experience working in bereavement at the Peace Hospice in Watford and now at the Bereavement Services for Hounslow. Loss is experienced in many ways and infertility, is an area I work with, too.
Also in the past, while working abroad I was involved in setting-up and running an organisation for people who were experiencing emotional stress often to the point they were experiencing suicidal thoughts. Refugees and asylum seekers were amongst the group of people we supported.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute
- Level 2: Training in Emotional Processing, Meaning Making and Attachment Repair, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute
- Post Graduate Diploma in Spiritual Guidance through Transpersonal Dreamwork, Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education
- Level I: Training in Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defences, and Traumatic Memory. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute
- Diploma in Supervision, Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education
- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education
- Personal Development and Health, Foundation Counselling OCN
- Accredited member UKCP
- Registered BACP
- MSc Entomology
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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
Neuroscience and early childhood development
Childhood traumas and the inner child
Accomplishment of goals
Counselling and Psychotherapy fees
I charge £55 in Chalfont St. Giles and £70 in Maida Vale in London.
Supervision and supervision fees
I offer supervision for individuals in Chalfont St Giles and London. The approach I use is integrative and transpersonal. It is informed by sensorimotor psychotherapy, with an emphasis on how trauma, both as a single event and developmental trauma is held in the body.
Please call to discuss charges.
Please note - I operate a 48 hour cancellation policy.
I work Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in Chalfont St Giles and in London in Maida Vale on Thursdays.
The Alchemy of Menopause - finding out more about the purpose and meaning of menopause in your life
Encountering Grief - understanding grief, loss and bereavement and working in a time-limited way
How to listen - what makes a good listener?
To find out more about these workshops please contact me.