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About me

If you’re looking at this directory, it could be that you are finding life particularly difficult right now but also find the thought of talking to someone pretty daunting. Perhaps you are looking for things in your life to change or want to understand why things keep happening to you in a certain way...

I am BACP accredited integrative therapist, which means I draw on a range of approaches as my aim is to shape my style of working around you and your needs. Above all, this is your therapy and it's important it feels right for you.

Because it feels difficult to ask for help and we can fall into a trap of trying to ignore or bury our difficult thoughts, feelings and experiences. We feel like we 'should' be able to cope on our own, however this way of coping can stop working over time and life can begin to feel tiring, frustrating or exhausting.

Therapy can offer a space to begin to explore new ways of coping with life’s challenges, with things moving at your own pace - my aim here is to be by your side through this process, offering you warmth, support and compassion as you find your unique way of understanding and living your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor and an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP accred).

My counselling training includes:

  • BA Hons in Integrative Relational Counselling
  • CPCAB General Certificate in Online Counselling

Additional training in:

  • Integrating a LifeCoaching approach
  • Applying Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Practice
  • Mental health awareness
  • Understanding Life Crisis
  • Working with Eating Disorders
  • Understanding Addiction - Drugs and Alcohol Training

I have also worked in the charity sector managing several mental health projects, including a community-based service for people with depression as well as a peer support project for people using NHS services.

I am currently working for a local youth charity where I am responsible for innovation and development, which means I am always looking for new types of services that can help people get the help they need in a way which is flexible, friendly, convenient and accessible.

My specialist training to work with young people has included:

  • Working with Young People and Trauma
  • Working with Young People: Policies, Ethics, Child Protection, Safeguarding
  • Adolescence and Sexuality
  • Working with Young People and Self Harm

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

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Fees

From £60.00 to £70.00

Additional information

Standard rates are £60 per session in Coulsdon and £70 per session in Clapham (from 2018).

I understand that often money can be a real barrier to people getting the help they desperately need.

  • I do therefore offer concessionary fees to those experiencing financial difficulty.
  • I also offer a student rate for trainee counsellors undertaking counselling as part of their course requirements.

Please contact me for more information.

When I work

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Coulsdon, Surrey, CR5

Clapham, London, SW11

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My therapy room in Coulsdon is on the ground floor and fully accessible, whereas in Clapham I work on the first floor of the building (with no lift access).

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

Supportive supervision with a relational focus available via phone, video, email, live chat or in person (in London/Surrey).

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