Life can be really tough sometimes. Bad things may happen all at once. You may feel lonely, scared, lost or overwhelmed right now. Perhaps it is too embarrassing to talk about what is going on for you or you might feel that nobody cares. Whatever it may be you have made the right choice to talk about what is troubling you. We can start working from there.
I have experience in working with anxiety, depression, loss and grief. I am working with people bereaved by suicide, with issues with work and redundancy, with relationships and family issues, or suffering from lack of self-esteem or from traumatic experiences.
Counselling, is about being offered a safe place where difficult and disturbed emotions may be expressed and explored, in complete confidentiality, and without judgement or criticism.
I will be with you to contain your troubled emotions, and help you to manage and change them into something more acceptable.
Our initial meeting will give us the opportunity to have an informal discussion about what is happening with you with no obligation attached.
Over the years I have been particularly interested in the subject of loss. Loss is not only losing a loved one it can also be the loss of a pet or a job or a dear friendship.
I have been a volunteer counsellor for the Cruse Bereavement Care Charity for more than 10 years. My on-going work with bereaved people keeps me humble.
I am a trained Psychodynamic Counsellor for Adults. I am registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
I am an accredited Bereavement Counsellor and Supervisor for Cruse Bereavement and Care Charity.
I am also involved with the Samaritans/Cruse Project for which I facilitate groups of people bereaved by suicide and supervise their co-facilitators throughout the UK.
Prior to my training as a Counsellor, and before I started a family, I worked for 10 years for the International Maritime Organisation which is a body of the United Nations.
Training, qualifications & experience
2004/2005 - Kensington and Chelsea College - Introduction to Counselling
2005/2006 - Birkbeck College (University of London) - Certificate in Person- Centred and Psychodynamic Counselling
2005/2007 - Birkbeck College (University of London) - MSc Diploma in Adult Psychodynamic Counselling
2006/2007 - Integrated training course on Death, Dying, Bereavement and Loss - Cruse Bereavement Care
2006/2007 - Trainee Counsellor at Queen Mary, University of London , Advice and Counselling Service
2008/2010 - Conference course trainings about Loss, Early, Middle, Later Years, Cancer, Dementia, CBT, Suicide
2009/2011 - Executive Member of Birckbeck Counselling Association
2009/2012 - Counsellor at the Wimbledon Guild
2011 Psychodynamic training to Working with Dreams
2011/2012 - Trained to work as a group Facilitator for Cruse and the Samaritans.
2012 til present - Cruse/Samaritans group facilitator for people bereaved by suicide
2012 til 2015 - Vice-Chair Birckbeck Counselling Association
2013 til presentCruse Bereavement and Care group facilitator
2013 til present trained supervisor
2017 Major Incident co-ordinator for Central London
2018 Supervisor Wilfrid Faber Counselling Support
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
Assessment consultation : £60.00
Individual counselling : £80.00/per session on a weekly base.
Fee can be negotiated.
Concessions offered for
I believe firmly in the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists Code of Ethics
I offer short term and long term counselling.
I offer sessions via Skype or by telephone