Sometimes life just doesn't work. You may have been rocked by a significant life event such as bereavement, relationship breakdown or redundancy. Perhaps you feel depressed, anxious or you experience a general sense of dissatisfaction. My aim is to help you make sense of whatever is happening in your life and empower you to make positive and lasting changes.
I am a warm, supportive and compassionate counsellor experienced in dealing with a variety of issues. My approach is integrative which means that I draw from various theories such as humanistic, psychodynamic, cognitive and behavioural. This allows me to work in different ways depending on what is most helpful.
Difficulties in person-to-person relating can often lead to dissatisfaction. As a relational therapist I aim to provide a safe space where the clients' past and current relationships can be explored, understood and improved.
I understand that it can be difficult to express feelings and coming to counselling can seem daunting. This could be your first step towards helping yourself. I provide a calm and safe space where you can feel truly heard. I would normally see you weekly for 50 minutes and I offer both short term and open-ended counselling. The number of sessions would be entirely up to you.
I am a fully qualified, experienced and registered counsellor working with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationship issues, self-harm, low self-esteem and anger management. I work both with adolescents and adults.
I practice in Purley and my counselling room is welcoming, calm and private.
I work both in English and Polish language.
Training, qualifications & experience
Alongside my private practice, I have experience of working as a counsellor in a wide variety of settings including NHS, voluntary organisation and Higher Education.
- BA Hons (1st Class) in Integrative-Relational Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- NCFE Level 3 Counselling Skills and Theory
- AQA Level 2 Counselling Skills
I have undertaken further training in subjects that include:
- Bereavement and loss
- Training on autism
- Working with addiction
- Working with relational trauma
- Sand tray and other creative interventions
- Safeguarding children and adults
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 believe that it is important for you to choose the right therapist and sometimes you may want to see few different people before you are able to make that choice. Therefore, I offer discounted fee of £30 for an initial session.
Individual - £50
Young person (16-25 years old) - £40
I offer a limited number of concessions for people with financial hardship.
Mornings,daytimes and evenings depending on availability
- Valid DBS check
- Liability/ Idemnity insurance