I specialise in anxiety, self esteem issues, depression, worrying and stress.
This might include obsessive behaviours and relationship issues, lack of motivation and direction, or a sense of dissatisfaction, confusion, despair or even hopelessness.
I became a counsellor because I felt trapped in these feelings myself for years and became very interested in the processes that changed them and how to feel more “normal”.
You don’t have to feel that it won’t or can’t change. It can with the right kind of understanding and approach, and finding the right kind of counsellor for you. Different approaches work for different people and I think my careful and down to earth perspective is a good one.
Good counselling changes your life for the better and is one of the best investments you can make. You don’t have to be dominated by your anxieties - taking the first step can be difficult, and that is what you are doing now. I will make it as easy as possible for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am qualified and fully accredited with the National Counselling Society with an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. I am also qualified as a hypnotherapist.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
Concessions offered for
So I can keep my fees low I do not use a consulting room.
My fee is £40 for a 90 minute session, so is really good value, but lower income clients enjoy a lower rate. Please let me know if cost is an issue.
My initial consultation is £20 and will be in a mutually agreed venue like a cafe in Canary Wharf to see if I am the right person to work with you.
Sessions can be in your own home, your workplace, at another appropriate venue or online using Skype or FaceTime etc.
I can do early, late and weekend sessions as well as normal working hours,
I am a multi-approach therapist so work with a variety of counselling methods which will depend on your needs and preferences. Tried and tested processes like CBT can play a part but I prefer not to be too rigid. Behavioural, person centred and psychodynamic therapies will all play a part in my work with you.
My sessions are up to 90 minutes so there is not any pressure to finish after an hour. I find this has a lot of advantages.
I look forward to working with you.