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About me

**Because of the current circumstances, I am only offering online sessions at the moment. I am offering a free initial session as an opportunity for you to see if remote sessions would work for you.**

I believe that life is filled with challenges and obstacles for a reason; that these have inherent in them a great potential for personal growth and transformation that only becomes manifest once we face our problems and endeavour to understand them. The first step towards overcoming our sorrow is to listen to what it has to tell us: the lesson that it is here to teach. Nonetheless, most of us do not have the presence, nor the guidance, nor the knowledge of how to provide our difficult thoughts and emotions with the space that they need. This lack of space is what leads to increased anxiety, depression, as well as low self-esteem.

As we’ve grown older, we’ve become increasingly overwhelmed by our feelings that we have developed the tendency to push them away — deep inside! This is the reason why most of us tend to regard our emotional experience as a heavy burden. We've built the dam and now we're wondering why we're drowning!

The therapy that I offer is designed with the goal of providing space to ourselves — to our difficult thoughts and emotions. This is, I believe, the only way to lasting inner peace and fulfilment. As long as we keep our emotions at arm's length or hidden in a dark corner, life will remain superficial, unsatisfying and conflict-ridden.

There is a way to live in which we can be at peace within ourselves and put an end to this endless inner struggle that is slowly consuming our lives.

I work with people of all ages, ethnicities, cultural backgrounds and sexual orientations. All individuals and couples are welcome!

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the BACP (MBACP). I trained as a counsellor at the University of Northampton (MSc Counselling) and later trained as a psychologist at BPP University London (MSc Psychology).

Member organisations

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

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £35.00 to £40.00
Free initial online session

Additional information

I am offering a free initial session while working remotely.

Please, do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.

Bristol, Somerset, BS8

Reading, Berkshire, RG2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Additional languages

Spanish

Online platforms

Zoom

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