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BACP Accrd, UKRC Registered, Systemic Psychotherapy

About me

Welcome to my Profile

Mob no: 07851394418

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)
  • Parents and children
  • Young people

Individual Counselling:

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.

Couples Counselling:

I offer counselling to help couples gain a better understanding of why their relationships are no longer working. I work with couples to improve their communication skills, heal past hurts and resentments and build an action plan to help turn relationships around and regain positive energy so that couples 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 which includes Mindfulness and CBT clinically proven to be effective for low mood, anxiety disorders and a variety of anxiety difficulties. 

Therapy may include exploring the past and how it impacts the present, helping clients identify self-defeating thoughts, unhelpful, negative patterns and how they may have arisen to help them understand and manage 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.

Facetime and Zoom sessions are also available.

If you would like to have an informal chat before booking, please feel free to give me a call.

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP Accredited
UKRC Registered
Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Post-Graduate in Systemic Psychotherapy
Diploma in Eating Disorders
VACS Accredited Alcohol Counsellor
Couples Training
CBT Foundation Training
Mindfulness Training


As well as private practice, I work for most leading healthcare companies and EAP providers and run communication workshops for couples

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

Testimonials

'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
difficult time.'

'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.'

Fees

From £60.00 to £85.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

Daytime fees start at £60 per hour and £80 for couples
Fees for students can be negotiated at a lower rate.

Evening fees start at £70 for individuals and £85 for couples..

 

I am also registered with most leading healthcare providers.

When I work

Daytime and evenings

Further information

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.

18 Westfields Avenue, Barnes, London, SW13 0AU

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Free parking after 11am. I have parking vouchers available if your appointment is before this time. My working hours are mornings, later afternoons and evenings. I do not work weekends or Fridays

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