Hi there, life can feel hard at times - sometimes we know the reason why, sometimes we have no idea. That's OK, my philosophy as a therapist is that we will work together to understand what is troubling you and to find a way through. If you don't know what the problem is, we'll work it out, and if you do know, then great, that's where we'll start. I'll be interested in what it's like being you right now, but also in your past, as I believe that we are the adults our childhoods teach us to be.
How does it work?
Well, I ask clients to come for an initial assessment session, which is your chance to tell me in confidence, what has led you to consider counselling; it is also an opportunity for us both to get to know each other and to see how you feel about working with me. If you decide to continue, I will offer you weekly individual sessions in which you are again, free to be entirely open and honest in the knowledge that whatever you say is confidential.
The sort of things that my clients typically want to look at include, but is not limited to, the following;
Dealing with abuse
Changes and upheavals
Issues around sexuality
Insecurity and low confidence
Unexplained physical ailments
I work both long term with clients who want to explore their feelings in depth, but also short term with clients looking to address a specific problem.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BA (Hons) in Integrative Relational Counselling, and am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am also a trained EMDR practitioner. I have previously worked for the Priory Group of Hospitals where I have experience of working with addiction, trauma and personality disorder amongst other things. Currently when not working in private practice I manage a charity providing low cost counselling in central London
As an integrative therapist I have a wide theoretical knowledge allowing me to provide the most appropriate way of working with you as an individual, rather than following one particular doctrine.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£65.00 per session
Concessions offered for
My fees are
£65 - £85, depending on time of day and insurance policy where applicable.
I am a recognized provider with the following health insurers
Monday - Friday
I am EMDR Trained and use this when working with clients who have a history of trauma and abuse.