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Online and In-Person Counsellor in NW London

About me

I work with adult clients to find the approaches, tools and techniques which work best for them. This is done in a safe, confidential and collaborative environment. This comes from a grounding in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy which is a progressive type of therapy offering flexibility and builds on the latest understanding of neuroscience and how our minds, bodies and spirits are connected.

Why therapy?

Therapy can be a life changing experience, a time for growth and exploration and/or personal development. You may be coming in the hope of resolving some past or current experience or issue and/or you may feel overwhelmed, confused lost and/or stuck. You might be experiencing difficult symptoms or unhelpful behaviours that inhibit you living life to the full. Whatever your reasons, I can help you find the right approach for you.

The first steps

Coming to therapy can be incredibly daunting and finding the right therapist can be challenging. It is really important that you find a therapist that you can work with and trust. I offer a noncommittal first session which I will only charge for if we decide to continue working together. This gives us the opportunity to find out if we are a good fit. Or if you prefer, you can email or text me to ask me questions and/or we can arrange a short complimentary phone consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP accredited)
  • MSc Social Research Methods

My training comprised an intensive 5-year course at The Minster Centre, one of Europe's leading Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy training centres. I am also completing an MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at The Minster Centre.

I am also a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and I adhere to their ethical guidelines.

My experience

I have worked at various low cost Counselling services including MIND, where I saw a range of clients with diverse backgrounds. I also have experience working with young people at a University Counselling service. I also conduct assessments for potential clients at The Minster Centre.

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

Fees

From £65.00 to £90.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students

Additional information

Fees depend on the time of day and whether online or in person.  Generally daytime and online fees are lower.

Concessions are available please ask.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Currently I have most availability in the daytime Monday to Wednesday.  Evening sessions are more sought after and are generally full but please do check with me.

Further information

I am currently offering face to face (subject to ongoing restrictions), online (end to end encrypted video calls via Zoom) and telephone sessions. 

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Zoom

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