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MBACP Integrative Counsellor

About me

There is only one corner of the universe you can be sure of improving, and that's yourself - Huxley. 

By providing you with the time and space to fully understand yourself, I can help you make better decisions and enjoy improved relationships so that you can curate the life you deserve by creating sustainable and lasting changes. 

As an integrative counsellor, I combine narrative and somatic approaches.  This means I holistically work with you, engaging the relationship between your mind, body, brain and behaviour.  I use psychotherapy and solution-focused therapy to explore surface-level and deeper rooted issues that get in the way of being the best version of yourself.  Together we can explore any psychological barriers that may prevent you from achieving what you want.

When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand -Menninger.

By providing you with a supportive space to talk candidly about those things you don't fully understand or feel unable to change, you too will be able to gain new perspectives and feel a sense of harmonisation and development.

My experience includes working with neurotypical and neurodiverse adults and adolescents.  With you, I work through the impact of the challenges often imposed by societal norms that manifest in depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders and relationship difficulties. 

What happens next?

I offer an initial twenty-minute complimentary phone call to learn more about what areas of support you are looking for and talk you through any questions about counselling.  Finding the right therapist can be challenging and daunting, so having this chat is super helpful for seeing if you feel comfortable talking with me and finding out more about how I work.

How many sessions will I need?

I offer both time-limited sessions and longer-term therapy.  Short-term therapy runs weekly between six to twelve weeks, depending on your needs.  Longer-term work is ongoing weekly.  You decide how long you wish to continue. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Experience includes NHS Talking Therapies, with the social justice community interest company, Genius Within and private practice.
  • Postgraduate Diploma Integrative Counselling, University of East London (BACP)
  • Certificate Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Certificate in Stress Management, British Psychological Society (BPS
  • Advanced Diploma in Psychological Coaching, British Psychological Society (BPS

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £60.00 to £120.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

How long is the session? I offer fifty minutes, currently held online,  with the option of returning in person once the pandemic restrictions lift.

How frequently do I need to attend? I offer weekly short-term counselling and open-ended long-term therapy, dependant on your needs.

When do I pay? Each session is paid for up to 48 hours in advance, with a 48-hour cancellation policy. *Concessions are available for longer-term therapy.

Ethics: I am committed to working within the BACP code of ethics.

When I work

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Further information

In addition to counselling, I am an accredited executive coach. I follow the personal consultancy model, combining counselling and coaching models and interventions.  Typically, I work with individuals in private practice and at an organisational level, offering 1:1 sessions, management, group and team coaching, and training and facilitation. 

Counselling or Coaching?
If you are unsure whether you would benefit from coaching or counselling and are interested in coaching underpinned with counselling practices, don't hesitate to contact me for a complimentary twenty-minute consultation. 

Battersea, London, SW11 4BD

Battersea, London, SW8 5BP

Type of session

Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Microsoft Spaces
Whatsapp

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