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MSc PG dip. - Self Esteem & Grief Counsellor in Kensington

About me

Have you been through a separation? Did you suffer a loss? Are you feeling worthless? You may feel lonely, scared, lost or overwhelmed. 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 together from here.

I have experience with anxiety, depression, loss, and grief. I am working with people bereaved by suicide, with work issues and redundancy, with relationships and family dynamics, with lack of self-esteem or with bad life 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 precious friendship. The emotions provoked are the same.

I have been a volunteer counsellor for the Cruse Bereavement Care Charity for more than 15 years. My on-going work with bereaved people keeps me humble.

I am a trained Psychodynamic Counsellor for Adults. I am registered Member with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).

I am an accredited Bereavement Counsellor and Supervisor for Cruse Bereavement and Care Charity and also a supervisor for the Wilfrid Faber Counselling Service

I am 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
2016 trainer

2017 Major Incident co-ordinator for Central London

2018 Supervisor Wilfrid Faber Counselling Support

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Member organisations

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

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Emotional neglect.

Lack of validation

Not feeling encouraged and supported

Not being heard

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Fees

£90.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students

Additional information

Assessment consultation : £60.00

Individual counselling : £90.00/per session on a weekly base.

Fee can be negotiated.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Sessions starts from 8:00am until 6:00pm weekdays.

Sessions available on Saturdays between 3:00pm and 5:00pm

Further information

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 Zoom, FaceTime, WhatsApp, Skype or by telephone

13 Kensington Court Place, Kensington, London, W8 5BJ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

my office is accessible by staircase only

Additional languages

French. I am comfortable with language switching in session.

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I particularly value group supervision. It is a safe supportive place where disclosure and learning is always encouraged whatever your background.

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