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MBACP. Reg COSRT. Psychotherapist, Couples and Psychosexual

About me

Talking Therapy is an opportunity for you to meet me in a safe, confidential setting and explore areas of your life you would like help with. I believe that you have the abilities, experiences and insights to improve your own life, so my role as counsellor is to help you discover areas for the change you would like to make.

Whilst counselling can’t necessarily take away issues that bother you, it can help you cope with events, and the experiences and feelings it brings up in you. Clients have told me how at ease and safe they feel with me and that they can be themselves; sometimes talking about issues, feelings and experiences they haven’t felt able to share with another person. I work in a genuine, empathic and non-judgemental way to help you talk about things that you may never have discussed with anyone before.

For me, it is important to experience the mind, body and spirit nature of your own feelings – past and present - so as to work with you and make changes together.

Clients have seen me for counselling, psychotherapy, or for life coaching to help with their studies and career path.

The Next Step

You could have a look at my website above to gain a feel for how you see yourself working with me.

I can also provide 20 minutes free telephone conversation to discuss any issues or answer questions you may have.

Where can we meet?

Streatham (SW16 2ST) or Tooting (SW17 7BE).

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Certificate in Counselling Skills and Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling. I also hold Certificates in Couples Therapy and Understanding Health Improvement. I also hold a Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy.

As part of my BACP Membership of continual development, I attend further workshops and training. This has included CBT, Time-Limited counselling and Psychopathology. I am also a member of COSRT for sexual and relationship therapy.

I have regular supervision as part of an ethical code of working.

I offer counselling at The Albany Trust and was previously at The Wimbledon Guild. My previous working experience includes Terrence Higgins Trust, GMI Partnership, Metro Centre Vauxhall and Greenwich University. I am also on a steering group committee at St. Georges University Hospital.

Member organisations

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

  • Chemsex and risk-taking
  • Cultural influences and issues arising in a multi-cultural environment
  • HIV and aging
  • Re-experiencing Childhood
  • Same sex relationships
  • Spiritual diversity

I can also provide Zoom sessions although as with telephone counselling would like to meet every few sessions.

I also provide supervision.

Fees

Additional information

We can first talk on the telephone for 15 minutes, at no charge, to look at how and if we work together.

£45 per session for individual or £60 for couples. I believe that therapy should be available to all despite financial circumstances and have some availability at a lower fee.

I currently offer supervision especially to therapists working with couples and sexual/ relationship therapy.

I provide teleconferencing therapy using Zoom.

When I work

Subject to availability, I can meet with you weekdays afternoons and evenings.

I provide teleconferencing therapy using Zoom.

Further information

I work as an Eclectic Counsellor/ Psychotherapist. This means I can use the 4 branches of therapy (Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Behavioural and Transpersonal) which are relevant and helpful to you. I feel it is important to work the therapy around you rather than fitting you to a way of working. This enables you to be you improving your confidence, self-esteem and awareness in meeting your goals.

I can work on a short-term or longer term basis for individuals or couples.

Previously I trained as a Medical Biochemist and worked at several London University Hospitals. As such, I have experienced people at their most traumatised including physical pain. Having lived overseas for a number of years I have experienced cross-cultural issues and have worked with people of different cultures and subcultures.

I provide teleconferencing therapy using Zoom.

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations