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Counselling

About me

My specialties are anxiety disorder, relationship issues, depression and panic disorderExpats that are trying to adjust to UK life is something I like to work with as well.

From a close personal experience in 2017, I additionally work with cancer related issues.

My counselling service is currently only online (very convenient and flexible).  My preferred method is on Skype.

If you are hesitant about online counselling vs face to face, I urge you to try it.  In my opinion, it is equally as effective.

I offer short or long term therapy for clients with wide ranging issues.

I also provide phone and email counselling as they can be real time-savers for busy people. I have done online and phone counselling myself and I found it to be quite effective.  Email counselling is good if you live in a house where you might not want others to hear your conversations.

I've worked with lots of people who have never experienced counselling before. It can be a quite scary, nervous and new experience. However, I feel, simply the release of speaking about something which you may have kept private for a long time is extremely cathartic.

If you've come this far, I can offer you confidential, encouraging support through whatever it is you wish to work through. You may not even know what that is! Just that it might be time to talk to someone.

Training, qualifications & experience

Member (Registered), British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, United Kingdom

Member, BACP Private Practice

Member, Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals, United Kingdom

Member, Association for Counselling & Therapy Online

Member, Counselling in Prisons Network

Preferred Therapist, e-therapy.uk

Qualifications:

Master of Science, London South Bank University, Addiction Psychology & Counselling

Post Graduate Diploma, University of Greenwich, Addiction Counselling

Level 3 Certificate in Online Counselling Skills, Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body

Certificate in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, UK College of Holistic Training

Certificate in Generalised Anxiety Disorder from SDS Seminars

Certificate in Child & Adolescent Counselling Skills, UK College of Holistic Training

Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing, The University of Texas at Austin

As a registered member of BACP, I am committed to my continual personal and professional development and also work in accordance with their ethical framework for good practice.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

American expats or any expats

Cancer

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Initial 50 minute counselling assessments on Skype are £40.  You decide if we are a good fit, no obligation.

Each 50 minute online or phone counselling session thereafter costs £50.

Each 50 minute session in person in Charlton or Greenwich costs £60 (currently only doing online sessions).

Each 50 minute online Couples session is £60.  

I am able to offer concessions for students and those on limited incomes.

Contact me for further details.

When I work

Fully available for online sessions.

Further information

My previous career was in the corporate world (15+ years), working for many years in the beer industry. I'm an American Expat having first moved to London in 2004.

One of my special areas of interest is helping Expats adjust, emotionally, with all the differences they face in the UK. I know because I faced the same challenges.

Anyone who has dealt with cancer whether it be themselves or a close family member or loved one is also an area I have great experience with.

15 years experience working with and studying addictive disorders and a broad range of mental health difficulties.

Experienced in a variety of settings; upscale recovery and counselling centres, day programs, Her Majesty’s Prisons, primary school settings, one on one practice and online counselling.

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

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