My therapeutic approach endeavours to help ease emotional pain as well as supporting clients in working towards living a more fulfilled and rewarding life.
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor which means I embrace many models and skills that help me to adapt my approach to suit the individual needs of each client. The models I use include Person Centred/Humanistic and Psychodynamic theories.
In my practice, I support clients to understand the cycle of behaviour patterns in their lives which cause distress, and help facilitate insight into the roots of their thinking, self beliefs and behaviours. I believe past experiences significantly inform and shape our internal structures and affect how we think and feel about ourselves and how we relate to others.
Psychotherapy provides a safe, confidential space so that personal difficulties can be gently unfolded and understood at a pace that you set. Each session is an opportunity to feel truly seen and heard in a way that can be deeply healing. This allows themes to surface and a shift towards coming to terms with any problems you are facing. This guides us to set achievable aims for therapy and to be aware of possible difficulties during this process of self discovery.
In my experience, holding onto painful feelings and emotions is far more damaging than learning how to express, process and find freedom from psychological blocks. Healing requires understanding your pain with compassion and replacing this with knowledge, new behavioural tools and a new direction in life.
An initial appointment provides an opportunity for us to explore whether therapy might be helpful to you. There is no obligation to commit at this stage to on-going work, however if you decide you would like to continue, we agree upon regular days and times to meet on either a short-term or on-going basis in order to facilitate and give momentum to the therapeutic process. Regular contact provides a sense of security and continuity whilst you are engaged in therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - 2 year clinical training in Humanistic/Person centred and Psychodynamic approach
- EFT Accredited Practitioner (tapping) - 1 year study
- Professional Certificate in Counselling Studies - 1 year clinical training in Humanistic/Person centred and Psychodynamic approach
- Postgraduate Certificate in Education - 13 years teaching and mentoring young people
- BA (Hons) in Humanities - 3 year University degree specialising in Sociology
- NHS Mental Health Centre - 2 years with emergency psychological support service referral team
Before training as a psychotherapist, I worked in educational settings where I monitored the emotional wellbeing of professionals and young adults, gaining a depth of knowledge regarding child development, behavioural difficulties and mental health issues.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Therapy sessions via Skype, FaceTime or phone during lockdown.
Counselling and Psychotherapy Fee is £60 for a fifty minute therapeutic appointment.
Concessions offered for
Online therapy only
I have provided psychological support to people in a range of educational and counselling settings which include:
Fresh Start Psychotherapies
St Joseph's Hospice bereavement counselling service
Hackney drug and Alcohol counselling service
Hackney Carers - working with parents
Pupil Referral Centre
Higher Education Establisments
NHS Mental Health Support Services