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BA (Hons) MBACP Accred - Individuals, Couples, Supervision

About me

Counselling can provide an understanding of issues which can prevent us from enjoying life, reaching our potential and having healthy relationships. We are all affected by life's journey and can often have deep-rooted, painful issues that can be limiting us today. I can provide a safe and confidential place where we can explore issues that maybe troubling you.

I am a qualified, experienced counsellor with over 13 years experience and practise Relational-Integrative counselling.  Which means that I draw on a selection of theories to support my work and I believe that the relationship that is created between a client and their counsellor plays a significant part in the counselling process. I also offer CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).

I aim to work with you in such a way that will support you as you address difficult, painful issues from your past or present, you might be feeling low, anxious, confused or struggling with something specific.  I aim to provide a basis on which to explore new or different ways of living your life and relationships.

I also offer marriage & relationship counselling to couples.

I am a trained supervisor for counsellors and offer individual and group supervision for training and qualified therapists.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Degree Integrative Counselling (2009). Kingston College (BA awarded by Middlesex University.

EFT (Emotionally Focussed Therapy) Externship - January 2021

I receive regular supervision and am committed to my own professional development.

My counselling experience includes working across a number of GP surgeries, working within higher education, schools and working for a family welfare agency.

I also offer couples counselling.

I have my own private practice where I offer both long and short term therapy on a weekly basis.

I am also a qualified supervisor offering supervision for qualified and trainee supervisors, individually or as a group.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£70.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£80 per 50 minute session for individuals - Southfields

£100 per 50 minute sessions for couples -Southfields
£150 per 75 minute session for couples - Southfields

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£120 per 50 minute session for individuals - Chelsea
£170 for couples counselling per 75 minute session - Chelsea
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Please note that I have a weekly cancellation policy - a full 7 days notice required. If the session can be rescheduled in the same 7 day period than no cancellation fee is payable

Supervision - £70 per 50 minute session.  £50 per person in groups of 4 maximum

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Day and evening appointments. First appointment 8am. Last appointment 7pm Mondays only.

Online sessions via Zoom.

Further information

Member Organisation:

BACP

Southfields, SW18

Central London, Chelsea, SW3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups

Supervision

In person
Online

I am a trained supervisor for counsellors and offer individual and group supervision for training and qualified therapists.

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