In the current circumstances I have moved all of my practice to online and telephone. I am very experienced at this type of counselling and will offer concessionary rates to key workers and those on low incomes.
I am a friendly , very experienced counsellor, accredited with the BACP. I inderstand how difficult it can be to make that first step to reach out for some support.
we will start with an initial assessment session where we can talk over the issues that have brought you to counselling. This is a chance for you to meet me and ask questions about me and how I work. There will be no pressure to agree to future sessions, the decision is yours and must feel right to you.
If you decide that you do want to work with me then I suggest you consider coming for six weeks initially. At the end of the six weeks we can decide if the sessions are useful for you and if you wish to continue.
If you continue we will review the work on a regular basis to see if it is still useful. I am aware that many factors have to be considered including time and money as well as the nature of the issues that you bring.
I work in offices in Victoria, Balham /Tooting and Mitcham all minutes from the rail , tube stations and bus services.
Training, qualifications & experience
My background is in the helping professions both in the voluntary and the statutory sector where I have worked for over 35 years.I recently managed the Mind in Croydon counselling service .
I have over 20 years experience working as a counsellor and am accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. This means I abide by the BACPs ethical framework and guidance on good practice in counselling and psychotherapy www.bacp.co.uk
I have worked with individuals and groups and have considerable experience of mental health issues, addiction, emotional abuse and sexual abuse . Some of the issues I have worked with are relationship issues, separation, divorce, affairs, family issues, anxiety, depression, bipolar/manic depression ,abuse, alcohol and drug addiction, co- dependency and employment issues.
My training is in Integrative Humanistic Counselling, this means that I will treat you as a whole person, mind body and spirit. I have been taught a wide range of styles including Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Transactional Analysis. I do not use one approach all of the time but choose from the range according to what will suit and help you.
I tend to think of myself as equipped with a tool box from which I pick and choose.
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.
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
Concessions offered for
My fees are £70 per session face to face. £60 online and phone. Some concessions are available for those on low incomes and for keyworkers.
I am also registered to work for insurance companies such as WPA, Aviva, Retail Trust and Advent.
It can be worth checking your insurance policy to see if sessions are covered or asking your employer if they have policies which might cover the cost.I charge more when invoicing insurance companies to cover the extra administration involved.
I am available for online and phone sessions on Wednesday and Thursdays up until 8.00pm.
Please contact me by phone 07904654125 or e mail email@example.com if you require any further information.
I appreciate it can be difficult to make that first enquiry and am happy to answer any questions you may have so that you can make your decision.