Simply having someone to tell your troubles to can often bring a sense of great relief, but in the modern world people with the time and motivation to be good listeners can sometimes be hard to find.
Counselling gives you the opportunity to talk about your worries and difficulties in a supportive and non-judgmental environment. Counselling aims to address the cause of the problem rather than just treating the symptoms.
I believe strongly in the Paradox of Change:
In order to change, firstly we need to accept ourselves as we are.
I was trained at the Gestalt Centre in London and have a Diploma in Counselling. I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and abide by their Code of Ethics. I have a particular interest in bereavement, having several years experience as a volunteer for Cruse Bereavement Counselling.
A registered, qualified Interpreter (MRSLI) can be provided for deaf/BSL clients. Please contact me for more details.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Counselling (Gestalt Centre, 2009), MBACP.
I also hold MA and MSc degrees in History and History of Science and Medicine (London University).
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
Appointment times are flexible. I often work in the evenings although day time appointments can also be made.