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Hello, I am an experienced Person-centered and Relate-trained Counsellor working with individuals and couples. Counselling can help with a number of areas include anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, feelings of isolation, bereavement or relationship Issues. My work includes communication training to help couples speak to each other in less hurtful or negative ways. I am interested in helping to promote better relationships between parents and adult children whether these are strained or estranged. Often it’s difficult to face painful feelings and express them without blaming the other person or getting angry. In cases such as these I will help you communicate these feelings safely and respectfully without your partner or family member feeling attacked. Negative relationship dynamics can leave us feeling stuck, confused, angry, hurt or out of control.
I offer a warm, safe and non-judgemental space in which you can open up and be yourself in order to explore any difficulties troubling you. Most of us struggle with difficult experiences at some point in our lives and these may seem overwhelming and leave one confused and unable to make sense of them. Sometimes life may feel empty and meaningless or we may be experiencing deep emotional pain after a traumatic event such as the loss of a loved one or the break up of a relationship. Most people benefit enormously from talking confidentially to a professional therapist.
I use an integrative approach combining various theoretical models suited to a person's individual needs. It is a collaborative approach in which we work together to make sense of what is happening in your life and help you gain a deeper understanding of the reasons that have brought you to counselling. Often these include negative ways of thinking or unhelpful patterns or behaviours that have their origins in childhood and leave you feeling stuck and unable to move on in your life.
Taking the first step
If you find yourself reading this profile you maybe struggling to cope with some of life's challenges.Making the initial contact is often the most daunting step as it's often not easy to open up to a complete stranger so I encourage you to call me now regarding any difficulties you may have.You have nothing to lose. The first session can last up to 1½ hours and is the same cost as the usual 1 hour session so you can come and tell me about yourself and see if we both feel comfortable about working together. We can then set up further sessions on a weekly basis either short term or open-ended.
I really look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified counsellor with a diploma in Person-centred Counselling and am an accredited member of BACP. My experience includes volunteering as a counsellor at a mental health charity, a bereavement counsellor at Barnet Bereavement Project, a student counsellor at a college of further education and as a counsellor and homeopath at a cancer charity. I have worked at Mind as a counsellor and also as a couples counsellor at a Relate centre.
Having studied psychology and philosophy at University, I have always been interested in what makes us human and have a passionate interest in uncovering the blocks and self limiting beliefs human beings have which prevent us from being free to achieve our full potential.
My background includes teaching English as a foreign language, film editing and TV documentary film research. I also worked as a homeopath for several years before becoming a full time therapist In private practice.
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.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
relationship counselling, improving communication skills.
£80.00 - £100.00
When I work
My consulting room is in a quiet and private setting.There is easy free parking in the street outside and it is easily accessable by public transport. Bus number 221 stops at the end of Colenso Drive, Mill Hill Broadway station is a 12 minute walk or 5 minute bus ride. The Thameslink service to St Pancras is a 25 minute train ride. Otherwise the 221 is a 10 minute ride from Mill Hill East underground station on the northern line.