You may be thinking about counselling for the first time or you may have had counselling before. You may be feeling uncertain about your relationships with others or about how to cope with life events. I can offer you a confidential, non-judgemental space to talk, helping you to explore the things that are the most important to you and the choices which may be available. Working at your own pace and without a pre-set agenda, your voice will be listened to with respect and compassion.
Having lived my whole life in North London, I have gained a solid understanding of the pressures and issues faced by many in society today. Family relationships, stress, anxiety and depression, managing a healthy work/life balance and worries and uncertainties about the future affect us all at different times within our lives.
Through my experience of working with children and young people in educational settings and with my ongoing work with Childline (NSPCC), I have developed a clear insight into how influences and opportunities (or lack of) develop and affect how we see ourselves and the world around us.
As a counsellor, I warmly welcome clients from all backgrounds, cultures, beliefs, genders and sexualities. I also warmly welcome clients who have physical disabilities or specific learning needs such as Aspergers/autism (please contact me to discuss your requirements).
I adhere to the BACP ethical framework (code of standards, ethics and good practice) and commit to ongoing continuing professional development, broadening my knowledge and understanding of issues relevant to clients today across a wide spectrum of emotional and mental health needs.
I am a person- centred counsellor, which means I work with whatever is most important for you at the present time. Counselling can help us to cope with stress and anxiety and to manage difficult feelings and emotions. Counselling may also help us to build self-confidence and resilience to handle future uncertainty and stress in today's unpredictable world.
You may be feeling sad, resentful or guilty. You may not have had the opportunity or confidence to talk about your problems before. I can give you the space to discuss and explore feelings in confidence, without fear of judgement or criticism. As your counsellor, I will hear you with empathic understanding and compassion. This may be especially useful where family and/or friends are not available or are unhelpful.
We often become 'stuck' in life, going around in circles facing problems, relationships or maybe bereavements that we struggle to cope with. Not all circumstances can be changed, but you do not have to go through them alone. Together we can look at what is happening so that you can begin to find the best way forward yourself. Whatever our background or experiences, we all have within us the ability to make choices and decisions which we enable us to live a more fulfilled and positive life.
Please do not hesitate to contact me by telephone or email to discuss your counselling requirements without obligation.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Person-Centred)
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Childline (NSPCC) Helpline Counsellor Training.
I am a Childline Volunteer National Helpline Counsellor and have worked in the main London base for 5 years. I support children and young people who are often coping with extreme trauma/high-risk situations, including life threatening situations.
I worked as an associate counsellor for the counselling service of a large college in Essex for 18 months, whilst on training placement and after qualification. I supported students of all ages, academic ability and mental health needs.
I have recently completed continuing professional development training in the following areas:
- Introduction to online counselling, with the BACP and the Open University
- Data protection and GDPR regulations
- Safeguarding awareness
- Working with anxiety and panic attacks
- Transgender awareness
- Motivational interviewing
Additional reading includes learning about the interplay between mental and physical health; issues, inequalities and dilemmas faced by people from diverse cultures; understanding day to day experiences of Autistic young people.
I have full professional liability and indemnity insurance.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per 50 minute session, £30 for trainee counsellors