Counselling for Self-esteem and Confidence - helping you to lead your best life
Living life can be complex and it often takes courage to open up to others. Sometimes speaking to friends and family is a good place to begin... and sometimes more is needed. Working with the right counsellor - feeling a connection through being understood - is key.
Take a step towards leading your best life... talk to a professionally trained counsellor who specialises in working with low self-esteem and confidence issues.
I am a BACP accredited counsellor with over 15 years' experience, bringing warmth and sensitivity to my work. Please get in touch for professional support around coming to terms with difficult feelings, thoughts and life events.
People who come for counselling are ordinary people who are experiencing life as being painful. This may be due to problems in a relationship, the loss of a loved one, work-related stress, anxiety or perhaps a general sense of unhappiness.
Talking to a trained counsellor is a way of understanding your life and, through this process, starting to think differently, feel differently and choose different behaviours and actions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling from The Psychosynthesis & Education Trust, London. This course was accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and validated by the University of East London.
I also integrate some CBT and solution-focused approaches into my work.
I am a Registered BACP Accredited Counsellor (MBACP Accred) and I adhere to the BACP's Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
I have a Diploma in Individual and Group Supervision and a Diploma in Casework Supervision through Cascade Training Associates.
I currently work as Assistant Head of Student Wellbeing Services (Counselling & Mental Health) at the University of Greenwich and as Clinical Supervisor to the counselling service at City Lit, London's largest adult education college.
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
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
Each session costs £50 and last for 50 minutes. Counselling takes place on a regular day and time once a week.
I also have a small number of lower cost places which may be available.
Psychosynthesis counselling is a holistic approach that seeks to integrate all parts of the personality.
Psychosynthesis has a deeply affirmative perspective and honours each person on his or her journey towards living life more fully.
Together we would look at aspects of your past in order to understand issues you are facing now. Psychosynthesis is also about uncovering a sense of your purpose in life and, going forward, creating a more meaningful life.