Sometimes aspects of our life can overwhelm us. Life events such as a bereavement, relationship/family issues, a job loss or isolation can leave us feeling fearful, stressed and unable to cope. We can also feel stuck in certain patterns that we wish to break free from. Talking about all these things with a counsellor can help to bring balance back into our lives and gain a new understanding of ourselves.
I aim to make it possible for you to speak about things which you might not have put into words before and ask questions to help you with your thinking. Giving yourself the space to talk openly and be heard can bring about tremendous change within.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced counsellor and have worked with men and women aged from their early twenties to their eighties both long and short term. In addition to private practice I work at the Wimbledon Guild Counselling Service, which is a BACP accredited service.
My training background is Integrative and I draw on a variety of theoretical frameworks that include; psychodynamic, humanistic, gestalt and transpersonal.
I am a member of the BACP and work within the BACP’s ethical framework and supervision guidelines.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Daytime and evening slots available on Monday - Thursday. Morning slots available on Friday.
If you have any questions or would like to book an initial session please contact me in confidence. In the initial session we would meet and talk about your reasons for coming to counselling and together consider whether continuing to meet would be beneficial.
We can work together for an agreed number of sessions or work on an open-ended basis. It can be difficult to know how many sessions are needed so we can discuss this in the first session and regularly review this if we choose to continue meeting.