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Dip. Couns. MBACP, MNCS (Accred) Member

About me

I’m an Integrative Humanistic Counsellor & Psychotherapist, and I see young people (13+) and adults. I’m bilingual and can work with clients in English and in Spanish. 

I'm fascinated by the personal transformation that can happen during therapy, both as a client and as a clinician. Having the time and space to be open and honest about what's happening for us without worrying about being judged can be the key to unlock how to truly understand, accept and love ourselves. Personally, therapy has been a productive and healing experience, and I love providing that for others

In my practice I have noticed that we are seldom prepared to deal with life’s changes, those which happen to most of us as we grow and develop. Typical rites of passage such as:

  • Leaving childhood behind and entering adulthood
  • Finishing formal education and entering the workforce
  • Learning to live independently
  • Moving in with a new partner
  • Becoming a parent or grandparent
  • Becoming an empty nester
  • Retiring from work due to age or health issues
  • Menopause and Andropause

All of these transitions are natural, yet they can leave us feeling unsettled and lost, because they challenge our identity and purpose. I specialise in assisting clients with these ordinary yet complex existential situations that can feel so threatening, but which can also be rich opportunities for discovery and reinvention.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB L2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • CPCAB L3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB L5 Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People (ongoing)

A sample of my most recent Continuous Professional Development Trainings (CPD's)

  • ​How To Do Counselling Online: A Coronavirus Primer (BACP & The Open University)
  • Uncertainty: An Existential Experience (Ernesto Spinelli)
  • A Matter of Death and Life (Irvin Yalom)
  • Young People and Gender Identity (Madison-Amy Webb)
  • Supporting and Counselling Bereaved People During COVID-19 (John Williams)
  • Intro to Gender Identity Workshop (Radical Therapist Network)
  • Certificate in Race, Culture & Anti-Discriminatory Practice: Core Competence Training for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Mamood Ahmad and Sam Jamal)
  • The Healing Power of the Story (Jan Hawkins)
  • Exploring the Interface between Counselling and Mental Health Services (Rachel Freeth)
  • Muslim Mental Health in an Unequal World (Muslim Council of Britain)
  • Racial Trauma: The Path To Healing (Community Trauma Conference)
  • The Ethical Framework (Mike Worrall)

As well as being in Private Practice, I've also been a School Counsellor for 2 years, a role I greatly enjoy

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Changes, endings and transitions
  • Homophobia
  • Islamophobia
  • Transphobia
  • Xenophobia

Fees

£65.00 per session

Additional information

  • Consultation Session (30 to 50 minutes): £30

When I work

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Further information

I'm a Registered Member of the BACP and an Accredited Member of the NCS, and I follow their ethical frameworks. To ensure safe and ethical practice I meet monthly with my experienced and accredited supervisor who adheres to the same guidelines. I am fully insured against public liability, and hold an updated enhanced DBS check. 

3 Paris, Parklands, Railton Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 9JX

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Additional languages

Spanish

Online platforms

Zoom