We all have struggles in our lives and can sometimes go through dark periods where we feel lost and we aren’t sure where to turn. This might be due to a one off experience that has happened recently or it might be an unresolved issue that has happened previously. Or often you don’t know why you feel the way you do but you don’t feel like yourself. These experiences can stop you from enjoying life but the good news is you don’t have to go through them alone.
Counselling and psychotherapy allows you the opportunity to discuss your issues with a qualified practitioner in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. Together we can explore your thoughts and feelings and the reasons for them. Often we need help and support from outside our close network of family and friends where we can really be heard and say the things that we often keep to ourselves. It is through being open and honest that we can work through unresolved issues so that you can move forward to a more fulfilling life.
This can be a difficult and painful process and I believe that it is the relationship between me and my client which can be the most healing experience so it is important that you find a therapist that is right for you.
My approach is integrative with means that I adapt my techniques to the needs of my clients and this may change as the work progresses. Some of my techniques include transactional analysis, CBT, person centred, relational and psychodynamic, which means that we will look at your unconscious behaviour, identifying unhealthy patterns and discuss ways to resolve these issues.
I work on a one-to-one basis in my private practice in Kensington, within easy reach of Chelsea, Knightsbridge, Earls Courts, Belgravia, Fulham, Mayfair, Victoria, and Westminster. I also offer Skype sessions for those who are further afield.
I offer a free 20 minute enquiry call where we can discuss your reasons for wanting to attend counselling. We can then book in our first initial session to discuss in more detail what you would like from therapy and how we can work together. It also gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. If we decide to continue working together we can book in a regular slot for the same time each week. Each session will last 50 minutes
How long will it take?
Every person is different and will have different needs. Some clients only need a few sessions so we will work on a short term basis of 6-18 weeks. Others may need more time which will allow us to go deeper and therefore I also work open ended with clients. We can discuss this further during our initial session and we will review our work regularly to ensure that you are getting the best from our sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
· Advanced Diploma, Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (BACP accredited)
· Certificate in Counselling Skills from Manor House Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling
· Bereavement training from Caris Islington Bereavement service
· Certificate in Working with Children and Young People
· Neuroscience, Attachment and Therapeutic Alliance
· Psychiatry, Psychopathology and Psychodynamics
· Certificate in CBT
· Certificate in working with suicide
· Certificate in working with trauma
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £95 - £120 per 50 minute session.
This is payable by cash, debit/credit card, bank transfer or paypal.
Monday 7.30am - 8pm
Tuesday 8am - 10pm
Wednesday 8am - 10pm
Thursday 7.30am - 6pm
Friday 7.30am - 5pm
I am a qualified member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy