MA, BA (hons), MBACP, FHEA
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I'm an integrative therapist, which means I work differently with each client, drawing on different elements of theory and practice to create a way of working that is unique to the presenting needs. I have been trained in a broad spectrum of approaches and techniques that allow me to do this effectively. For example, I may combine solutions-focused therapy (which is future-focused and goal-oriented) with narrative therapy (which separates the person from the problem, allowing them to safely confront issues from the past) to create a tailored approach. My passion is for clients to experience change, healing and gain a deep understanding of themselves through the therapeutic process. I seek to create a safe and non-judgemental space where the therapy takes place through a warm and genuine relationship, assisting the client in developing healthier and more sustainable self-support and external support systems.
I seek to create a safe and non-judgemental space where the therapy takes place through a warm and genuine relationship, assisting the client in developing healthier and more sustainable self-support and external support systems. My work with clients includes managing depression and anxiety, relationship breakdown, loss and bereavement, post-abortion grief, social anxiety, and identity change, particularly with new mothers. I also work with couples, where work includes managing conflict, supporting communication, and over-coming barriers to sex and intimacy.
I am tutor and supervisor on the CPCAB Counselling Diploma for Heart and Mind, and co-founded the Network for Younger Counsellors and Psychotherapists. Prior to therapeutic work I was Head of Student Support at a HE College, and a lecturer for the Open University, teaching on their Mental Health and Community and Supporting Wellbeing in Children and Young People modules. I live in Tooting, SW London with my husband and two children, and can regularly be found strolling South London parks with reusable coffee cup in hand!
Training, qualifications & experience
DipHE Integrative Therapeutic Counselling (Distinction, Heart and Mind London [CPCAB])
BA Youth Work and Theology (Upper Second Class, Oxford Brookes University)
MA Leadership and Management (Merit, Kings College London)
Tutor and Supervisor on the Heart and Mind Level 5 Diploma [CPCAB]. Prior to counselling work I was Head of Student Support services at a HE College in Central London, with oversight of counselling and pastoral care. I have worked for a number of charities in pastoral care roles.
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.
Association for Christian Counsellors (ACC)
The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK. The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.
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
From £50.00 to £85.00
Concessions offered for
Sessions are charged between £50-85.00, operating on a sliding scale, based on household income to ensure that services are accessible and inclusive.
Students and those earning under £15K - £50.00
Under £25K - £55.00
Under £40K - £60.00
Under £60K - £65.00
Under £80K - £70.00
Under £150K - £75.00
Over £150K - £85.00
Couples therapy is charged at £85.00 per hour.
Further concessions will occasionally be available; please email me for more information.
When I work