A space to explore your needs. Let's find ways to live happier more productive lives. In Counselling we can make sense of our feelings, behaviours and daily challenges, so we can overcome them with confidence and understanding. I am here to support you through this process. Together we can create a safe space to explore your needs in a way that feels right for you.
Symptoms can appear to be isolated problems in their own right and so we often overlook their root causes. Working to understand how your experiences inform your behaviour makes the symptoms more identifiable and in time, manageable.
You may be suffering with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, phobias, discontentment, patterns in your life that are holding you back; relationship difficulties, separation, divorce, family issues, children leaving home, death of parents, abuse, bereavement, trauma (ancestral, historical or recent), self-esteem (confidence and love for yourself), feeling sad, loss of identity, not knowing who you are, feeling lost for example. These are all normal issues that we all face and are often not talked about and included as part of life.
Addressing symptoms and their causes helps create a more well-rounded version of ourselves. By choosing therapy, you are making a gentle commitment to yourself to do this in a confidential, non-judgemental safe space. I am here to listen.
I work with individual adults of all ages. I offer a free initial telephone conversation which gives you the chance to ask me questions and for me to get a sense of what you might need. There is no obligation, just a time for you. The priority is for you to work with someone you can trust.
Therapy is an important healthy part of our lives, our inner world is just as important as our outer world - it is part of our health and who we are.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the Institute of Psychosynthesis, London - 2005 and ongoing
Introduction to Basic Counselling Skills at Harrow College - 2005
I have experience of working with:
- trauma (incl. post traumatic stress)
- relationship issues
- family issues
- domestic violence
- cultural difficulties
- race and hate crime
- miscarriage and still births
- low self esteem and confidence
- finding that inner connection
I have undertaken Continued Professional Development in:
- Somatic Awareness and Trauma
- Working with Domestic Violence, Parents, Young People and group therapy/dynamics
- Addictions (incl. 12 Step Programme).
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Mindfulness and meditation
Clay / Sand tray work
I offer a free initial telephone consultation and my current fees are £70 for a 1 hour session.