*During these uncertain times, please be reassured that I am available for Skype, Zoom and telephone sessions.* Low cost sessions available for students and key workers. Stay safe.
Contact me on 07851394418.
Welcome to my profile.
The process of counselling helps you to express yourself in ways that are often harder to do in the outside world with friends and family. For me, the therapeutic relationship is the bedrock for positive change
I offer therapy to individuals, couples, families and children in a safe non-judgemental space that promotes change and spiritual growth where you can talk openly about any issues causing distress or concern.
I have over 20 years experience working with clients either short-term or long-term and offer a professional, flexible and creative working environment.
Over the years I have worked with clients facing a wide range of difficulties these include:
- Emotional challenges
- Anxiety & depression
- Panic attacks/generalised anxiety or just feeling sad
- OCD, insomnia and self-harm
- Lack of motivation and direction, including negative effects of stress
- Relationship difficulties (for individuals and couples)
- Workplace bullying to eating disorders and bereavement
- Parents and children
- Young people
Is an opportunity for you to come and talk to me about any struggles or problems that you face with the safety of confidentially and non-judgemental support to help you make sense of things that you are finding hard to cope with.
I offer counselling to help couples gain a better understanding of why their relationships are no longer working. I work with them to improve their communication skills, heal past hurts and resentments and build an action plan to help them turn their relationship around and regain positive energy so that they can focus on creating stronger emotional bonds and gain a new relationship perspective. It also offers the space to gently consider and implement change.
My therapeutic approach is based on an integrative model informed by psycho dynamic thinking and which may include using CBT and Mindfulness strategies depending on each persons unique challenges and needs in order to help facilitate new perspectives and personal change.
This can also include exploring the past and how it may be impacting on the present, helping clients identify unhelpful, negative patterns and how they may have arisen, self-defeating thoughts and beliefs to help them understand and manage their emotional difficulties more effectively.
I invite you to come along for a first session assessment where we can have a chance to meet and discuss what you wish to achieve and change through the therapeutic process.
I am located in Barnes (close to Barnes Bridge and Mortlake Stations) with good bus links as well.
If you would like to have an informal chat before booking, please feel free to give me a call.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Post-Graduate in Systemic Psychotherapy
Diploma in Eating Disorders
VACS Accredited Alcohol Counsellor
CBT Foundation Training
As well as private practice, I work for most leading healthcare companies and EAP providers and run communication workshops for couples
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
'Thank you so much. Wish I'd found you when I was 16 but better later than never.
I have been using all your past words of wisdom - you really helped me through a
'We absolutely want to continue our couples therapy as the 3 that we have had have
been extremely beneficial and we can only thank you for that.'
Concessions offered for
Daytime fees start at £60 per hour and £80 for couples
*(During Corona outbreak fees can be negotiated for key workers and those who are furloughed)*
Fees for students can be negotiated at a lower rate.
Evening fees start at £60 for individuals and £85 for couples..
I am also registered with most leading healthcare providers.
Daytime and evenings
I see clients either at my home in Barnes (3 minutes from Barnes Bridge Station) and 10 minute
bus ride from Hammersmith Bus Station.
I am also within easy access of Richmond/Kew/East Sheen,Twickenham and surrounding areas.
I am Couples Counsellor for Richmond Counselling & Psychotherapy Services.
Easy parking & wheelchair access.