I am a qualified integrative counsellor and psychotherapist working with children, young people and adults. Beginning with a free ‘get to know you’ session I offer an open, warm and pragmatic approach to individuals and their needs. I have experience working with a wide range of clinical issues.
I am particularly interested in working with depression, anxiety disorders, body and/or gender dysphoria, addiction, perfectionism and procrastination, social anxiety, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders and performance anxiety which can be related to traumatic experiences or alternatively be connected to emotionally absent or depressed parents or simply to caretaking miss-attunements in the early years, even by otherwise loving parents.
I adhere to a strict code of confidentiality with all communications.
I support my practice particularly by psychodynamic, relational and attachment based techniques allowing me to adapt the sessions to suit you and the issue affecting you.
Training, qualifications & experience
After my involvement with sciences following my Chemistry Degree I undertook a BACP accredited PostGraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy with the University of East London and Place2Be - a leading provider of therapeutic support for children, young people and parents. This was naturally followed by further training to work psychodynamically with adults suffering from a variety of issues.
I am currently nearing the completion of a PostGraduate Diploma in Psychopathology to further extend my knowledge of psychological conditions raging from severe manifestation of psychological illnesses to more ordinary neurosis and character disturbances.
As part of my experience I have worked at Counselling Initiatives which provides low cost open-ended counselling in the community. I also worked with addictions through my involvement with the Sporting Chance Clinic where I helped run the equine psychotherapy program. I also have experience working in schools settings both with children, young people and staff members
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
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
Concessions offered for
£50.00 per fifty minute sessions. I offer concessions.
When I work
In my practice I emphasise the role of focused and undivided attention in identifying and releasing emotional distress and unresolved traumas, while incorporating new aspects of the self as they present in the work.
I believe a collaborative approach of recognition and empathy enhances the client's self knowledge and awareness, facilitating an exploration of feelings and unmet emotional needs - leading to healthier ways of expressing those needs and enhancing self acceptance and self worth.