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I am a MBACP qualified counsellor and psychotherapist working in Chiswick (W4) seeing individuals and couples ONLINE and face to face. I have worked with individuals suffering from anxiety, stress, panic attacks, depression, bereavement, relationship issues, suicide, addiction, eating disorders, sleep disorders, sexual abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), cancer, obsessional behaviour, self-harm, learning disabilities, HIV, agoraphobia, amongst others.
I have been working with couples for a number of years, helping them to understand the patterns of their relationships and the conflicts that may arise from it. The idea is to give you and your partner the opportunity to express your feelings and tell your stories, observing the mechanics of the relationship to then guide my interventions.
Coming from a psychoanalytical school of thought and from Emotional Focused Theray (EFT) I see my work as a way to assist you to reflect and understand the dynamics and conflicts of your way of relating and connecting to each other. The work is progressive and sometimes painful. Trust is developed throughout the sessions where difficulties and emotions are explored in a safe and holding environment.
I work integratively drawing from psychoanalytic, person centred and existential approaches. I have worked in the field of counselling and psychotherapy for several years in London and abroad for a number of organisations including Westminster Mind, Cruse Bereavement and the NHS IAPT service.
“Helping clients to find meaning, purpose and a stronger sense of self in their world is an important part of my work as a therapist. I consider a privilege to be part of the process of self-discovery and reconstruction in others, assisting them to identify ways to become more creative with their lives and moving to more sophisticated patterns of thinking, feeling and being”.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have trained in Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy and in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Additionally I have done specialist training in Bereavement Counselling, Panic Attacks Treatment, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness. I enjoy continually expanding on my training and development.
Research has pointed out the main contributing factors for therapeutic effectiveness as the therapist skills and the quality of the therapeutic alliance (Corrie & Milton, 2000). The ability to adequately combine and use different approaches can help therapists to better serve their clients by looking beyond the restrictions of these models and seeing how clients can benefit from other perspectives.
I have a breadth of experience in working with life transitions such as young adulthood, motherhood, midlife, loss & bereavement and the anxiety, sense of despair and sometimes depression brought about from these changes in life.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
When I work
Appointments available Mondays to Fridays (daytime and evenings) and Saturdays (mornings).
Tube: Turnham Green
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