As your therapist/counsellor, I provide a confidential space for us to talk about the aspects of your life that are troubling you. My approach to counselling/therapy is optimistic, positive, supportive, involved and straightforward. We will be looking at what is working and what you can do to resolve your conflicts.
My experience includes working with adults struggling with issues around adoption, addictions, alcohol, bereavement, childhood experiences of abuse, domestic abuse, eating disorders, general and specific anxieties, parenting, relationships, stress, trauma and work issues.
I am a full-time individual psychotherapist and counsellor working with adults and specialising in young people.
I trained as an Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist working with a range of theoretical approaches, including Psychodynamic, Person-Centred, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
I offer short term and long term therapy.
Initial 30 minute sessions are free. During this session we can begin to discuss what is important to you and what you want to gain from therapy.
I am based in Northwood Hills, near to Northwood Hills tube station and can offer day, evening and Saturday morning appointments. My practice is within easy reach of Northwood, Pinner, Uxbridge, Stanmore, Harrow and Hillingdon.
Training, qualifications & experience
Psychotherapy training is important. I have a BSc in Social Work and a Master of Arts and an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Minster Centre.
I have a Diploma in the Legacy of Child Abuse, which enables me to work sensitively with adult survivors of child abuse. I have a postgraduate certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
But, experience is vital........
In addition to my private practice, I work in agencies that specialise in addiction and alcohol related issues. I work with people who have experienced trauma (from car crashes to interpersonal trauma) I run a young people's counselling service. I also have experience working with victims of domestic violence
I am UKCP registered and a member of the BACP. I am bound by the code of ethics of the UKCP, BACPand CCC and am fully supervised.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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
Days, evenings and Saturday
Please take a look at my website for more information.
I am straightforward and optimistic. I offer a space for you to come and explore what is important to you. In confidence, you can examine what is and is not working in your life and what you would like to do about it.
Please call me for a chat and we can set up a time to meet - with no commitment.