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North London | Creative Arts Counsellor | MBACP (Accred)

About me

I also offer therapy by Skype/Zoom and phone.

It is important to choose a counsellor with whom you feel comfortable, in order to help you make the positive changes you want in your life and improve your emotional well-being.

Talking can usually help to gain clarification and resolution; to help you move on with your life in a positive way.

There are many different reasons for seeing a counsellor and I appreciate how big a step it is for anyone to decide to see one. Some reasons can be:

  • Work Stress
    Are you experiencing stress at work?
    Are deadlines, or an overwhelming workload causing you feelings of anxiety, lacking in motivation, energy and enthusiasm?
    Do you feel criticised by others, or feel you are not ‘good enough’?
  • Relationship Difficulties
    Are relationship issues making you feel alone or isolated?
    Are you feeling betrayed?
  • Bereavement or Loss
    Has a recent loss or bereavement made things seem more difficult to cope with than usual?
    Are these feelings of grief stopping you from doing your usual things?
    Are you experiencing difficulty getting to, or staying asleep?
    Are you putting on a brave face to the world, which is masking your true feelings?
  • Personal Development
    Are you feeling stuck?
    Are there some changes you want to make in your life?

Counselling is a very personal process and sometimes it is necessary to talk about painful feelings or difficult decisions. It may be easier to talk about personal, family, or relationship issues with a person who is not a friend or family member.

Following my own experience of counselling, I fully appreciate how someone may be feeling when coming to see a counsellor. I understand it is not always easy to talk about problems and to express how you are feeling.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists MBACP (Accred).

I am a practitioner member of the Association for Person Centred Creative Arts (APCCA). I am also a tutor on the Introduction to Person Centred Creative Arts course.

I volunteered for three years as a Bereavement Counsellor at CARIS Islington Bereavement Service.

I am also a Mental Health First Aider.
We ALL have mental health. Just as we all have physical health. I believe breaking down the stigma of talking openly about our mental health is key, and I am proud to provide support for others’ well-being.

I am an accredited professional of the Foundation for Infant Loss, providing bereavement support to anyone affected by pregnancy loss and the death of a baby.

I also offer image work in our sessions, if that is something of individual interest. There are no expectations of being an artist, the focus of the work is on using art forms to work with issues.

I have worked with clients who have experienced the following:

  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma
  • Low Confidence/Self-Esteem
  • Depression and Low Mood

   

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Working Creatively and Therapeutically with Art

I also offer image work in our sessions if that is something of individual interest. There are no expectations of being an artist, the focus of the work is on using art forms to work with issues to enable change and growth on a personal level.

If working with images is something of interest, with an issue you are working through it may be helpful to use an image to explore this in a different way. Some awareness that can arise from working with an image can be:

  • Self-care
  • Self-empowerment
  • Change
  • Understanding relationship dynamics
  • Inner strength
  • Improved Well-Being

Fees

£65.00 per session

Additional information

For each weekly session of 50 minutes the fee is £65.

When I work

Angel Islington - North London (N1) (EC1V)

  • Face to Face:
    • Tuesdays: Afternoon | Evening
  • Remote (via Zoom):
    • Flexible days/times

Further information

I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists MBACP (Accred), which means I have met BACP's higher standard as a competent, ethical and independent practitioner.

I provide individual counselling and I am based in:

  • North London (EC1V): Angel Islington. 5 minutes walk from Angel tube station.

    Buses from: Highbury and Islington (N5) / Archway (N19) / Holloway (N7) / Angel (N1) / Barnsbury (N1) / Clerkenwell (EC1A) / Barbican (EC2Y) / Old Street (EC1V) / Kings Cross (N1C).

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

2nd Floor counselling room, no lift.

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

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