I am a qualified integrative counsellor and I work with a wide range of issues stemming from; depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship issues, bereavement, trauma and stress. I have experience in several counselling agencies and I work in private practice with adult clients.
An integrative approach to counselling and psychotherapy involves drawing upon more than one theory. What works for one person in therapy may not be the best approach for someone else and the integrative model of counselling allows therapy to be flexible and adaptable in line with each client’s personal needs and expectations. As an integrative counsellor, I will help you to turn your focus to what it is that you want to change. Ultimately, we start by looking at you, your choices and your responses to events. Counselling might feel difficult at first, but I’d encourage you to look inward and to talk openly and honestly about how you feel.
You might find integrative therapy beneficial in the following ways:
- you can begin to understand more clearly what causes you to feel challenged in life,
- you can learn to recognise what triggers you into unhelpful behaviours and be supported in trying new, more productive ones,
- you can begin to recognise limitations you’ve set on yourself and find ways to move beyond them,
- you can integrate all the different aspects of yourself (mind, body, emotions, social skills)
- you can set goals that lead you toward the life you feel happy about,
- you can begin to face your life in a more open, available, and less judgemental way.
Finding the right therapist can be a daunting task, the relationship between two people is paramount. I would encourage you to give me a call for an initial chat to find out if I am the right therapist for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
I am qualified in the following:
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, CPCAB
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling, CPCAB
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling, CPCAB
- Certificate of Proficiency BACP
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
If you’d like to see me via video counselling, I offer counselling sessions online which are £60 per 50 minutes session.
I have a confidential office available in Sidcup for face to face sessions and I charge £65 per 50 minutes.
Please contact me to discuss availability, especially if you are seeking Zoom sessions as I can be flexible.