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Dip.Couns. , MBACP

About me

When we reach a time in our lives when things feel out of control and scary, we sometimes need a safe space to explore how we are feeling.

Through developing a safe and trusting working alliance with clients I enable them to explore their difficulties and move towards a more healthy and fulfilling way of coping and living.

I am an experienced humanistic counsellor with 17 years of clinical experience.

In my private practice I have extensive experience working with a broad range of issues.

I am especially experienced in working with neurodiversity, anxiety, depression,  bereavement and eating disorders.

I especially welcome clients who are living with autism in their lives.

Since 2005 I have worked for Cruse Bereavement Care as an accredited bereavement counsellor and supervisor.

My particular area of specialism is in the area of losing a child through stillbirth and miscarriage.

I would describe myself as a warm, honest and intuitive person and practitioner who is conscientious about my work with people.

My own personal life experiences have influenced and encouraged me to pursue my career in counselling and enable me to understand and empathise on a deep and genuine level.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (City and Guilds Level 4) ( Distinction)

Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory.

Certificate in clinical supervision

Certificate in Bereavement Care 

Certificate in Children and young people Bereavement Support


Experience:

I have worked in private practice for 17 years.

Accredited bereavement counsellor for Cruse Bereavement Support where I have worked for 16 years.

I have worked closely with people, couples and families who are trying to cope with the loss of a child. I regard my work as vital and valuable as they go through this complex grief.

I am a bereavement supervisor for Cruse supporting groups of bereavement volunteers working with bereaved adults and children and young people.

I also supervise supervisors within the organisation.

I have extensive experience working as an assessor within the organisation.

I worked for many years at The University of Greenwich where I counselled students experiencing personal difficulties during their time of study. This covered a very broad range of issues especially around supporting overseas students adjust to living in a different country and culture.

I have worked closely with people suffering with chronic anorexia and bulimia both in private practice and a residential setting.

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have experience working with people on the autistic spectrum and ADHD/ADD both in private practice and in a school setting.

I have a strong track record of working with neuro-diversity.

I have worked closely supporting people who have suffered the loss of a baby through stillbirth and miscarriage.
I assist Cruse, on their training programme, with this complex grief.

Fees

£55.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I charge £55 for a 50 minute session.

The initial assessment is free and lasts for 50 minutes.

I offer some low cost places available on request.

When I work

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Daytimes and evenings Monday to Friday

Further information

I am a qualified counselling supervisor. My fees for a 50 minute supervision session is £45.

I support counsellors and also counselling students who are in placements.

Please contact me if you require anymore information.

Eltham, London, SE9

20 Egerton Drive, London, SE10 8JS

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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There is a flight of stairs that you have to go up to reach the practice.

Online platforms

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