I am a qualified Accredited Counsellor. Person Centered therapy focuses on an individual's self worth and values. Being valued as a person, without being judged, can help an individual to accept who they are, and reconnect with themselves.
The Person Centered perspective starts with the assumption that every person has the innate drive and ability to be psychologically healthy and well. You inherently have a natural healing process within yourself. Yet sometimes this ability or natural state becomes blocked and loaded with outdated patterns of behaviour.
My role as a counsellor is to aid in the creation of a robust and genuine relationship with you and to help free this natural healing process so that you can progress beyond present barriers. Social and emotional isolation, denial, lack of clarity, little awareness of feelings, limiting self-doubt and self-rejection are typical examples of such barriers. The intention is to reduce any sense of fear and build trust in your own experience, which will ultimately release you from their misplaced and powerful negative hold.
We can also work to include techniques of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). This focuses on teaching you to make a simple yet radical shift in relationship to the thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations that contribute to what we understand as depression and anxiety and many other problems. By adopting this evidence based practice we can learn to step out of the habitual automatic patterns of mind that can arise at times of stress to enable us to take a different approach.
My previous experience includes working at bereavement service, working as a counsellor in a school setting with children and a clinic in South London. I have also had long and previous experience of working in a highly demanding film production industry and I have an interest in how this impacts on our sense of wellbeing and space around family and personal life.
My work is fully insured and professionally supervised in accordance with BACP guidelines, and as a accredited registered member, I adhere to BACP codes of ethics.
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Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP Accredited Diploma in Counselling
- Certificate Trauma: Psychopatholgy and Treatment
- Certificate CBT BPS approved training
- Teaching Mindfulness BPS approved training
- MBCT 8 Week Course
- Bereavement Counselling training
- Counselling Children in Schools training
- Accredited Registered Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
My fees are £60.00 for 50 minute session.
No obligation initial consultation £30.00.