Since studying Psychology at University College London, I have volunteered for many years, specializing in children and adults dealing with trauma and bereavement. This has been varied and demanding and I have also travelled widely.
My first volunteering experience was at Great Ormond Street Hospital as a Volunteer assistant play therapist. I currently am a bereavement volunteer and supervisor for Cruse charity working with adults and children; Vice Chair for Lambeth & Southwark Mind. I also work as a counsellor for Momentum, a charity helping families with children with life limiting illnesses and I see some private clients. My latest voluntary role is as a qualified counsellor at Royal London Trinity Hospice SW4.
As an integrative counsellor, I work with different elements in therapy and specialized in bereavement work. This means that I can take different approaches to help each individual cope with their unique problems and world.
I work with the here and now, the present and the past, with childhood memories, beliefs and thoughts which affect us in our everyday lives. Together we can explore how to reach your ultimate goals and to enable your inner self to be unlocked and understood. I respect that we all experience life differently, depending on our past, our culture and unique lens.
I place the relationship between therapist and client at the heart of my work by creating a safe, trusting, caring, confidential and non judgmental space for you.
I offer One to One Face to Face (subject to Covid restrictions) , telephone, Zoom and Skype counselling for adults, students, young adults and children.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc Honours Psychology University College London
- PGCE Primary Education, Roehampton University, London
- Level 2 & Level 4 Diploma in Counselling
- Cruse Awareness in Bereavement Care
- Cruse Bereavement Care for Children & Young adults
- Cruse Supervision course
- Cruse Bereavement Group course
- Cruse telephone counselling
- Infant Loss Bereavement Counselling
My current experience includes:
- Vice Chair & Trustee Lambeth and Southwark Mind
- Cruse Bereavement Volunteer Counsellor (adults & children), Supervisor and Group facilitator
- Momentum Charity Counsellor for families with children with life limiting illnesses
- Volunteer qualified counsellor at Royal London Trinity Hospice
- Client work face to face, telephone, Zoom and Skype
- Prior experience:
Mind Brent, Westminster and Wandsworth, Volunteer Counsellor; Mind Lambeth and Southwark, Volunteer Counsellor; Great Ormond Street Hospital volunteer assistant play therapist; Princes Trust counsellor; Co- owner and Director day nurseries for young children; Primary School Teacher @ Thomas' London Day Schools; Trustee Daycare Trust.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£60 per hour with some limited subsidised rates, depending on personal circumstances
To start therapy with me:
E mail me or ring me on my mobile with any queries you may have (such as current availability and your current needs). E mail is best as I sometimes cannot take calls. I will get back to you as soon as possible. Do not worry as I will try and make this step as easy as possible as it can be quite daunting.
Other than my charity work, I also practice privately in London SW11 or I work remotely.
I offer counselling remotely by telephone, Skype, Zoom so you can get the help you need during self isolation and wherever you are in the United Kingdom.
I am currently offering concessions for key workers
I can offer short, medium or long term counselling depending on your individual needs and goals.
I adhere to the Codes of Ethics and Standard for counselling and psychotherapy of the BACP and am a Registered BACP member. I also hold a Professional Professional Liability Insurance with Towergate Insurance.
I speak fluent French.