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Reg. MBACP

About me

I provide online counselling for clients experiencing distressing events and feelings which seem to have no solution in sight.  I work with clients to explore their personal journey of anxiety, social anxiety, depression, loneliness and low self-esteem.

We establish a therapeutic relationship together to provide an opportunity for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, at your own pace, safely, confidentially and in a non-judgemental way.  In the comfort of your own home or office most importantly you are listened to.  

I can work short term on solution focused therapy or long term allowing the session to come to a natural ending.

You can contact me initially for an informal conversation, call or alternatively you can email if you prefer.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold an Advanced Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Edexcel, Bexley College accepted by BACP).  I am a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists and practice in accordance with their ethical framework.

I worked with charity organisations providing exclusive counselling for adults and children.  Brent Alcohol Services worked with clients through 12 weeks programme referred clients to group therapy.  Harrow Women Centre, women only issues and Place2Be working with primary school children using play therapy. 

Over 20 years supporting people in real life problems with complex and diverse issues in social housing.  Six years experience in private practice.

I understand the internal and external pressures people experience which can lead to unbalance life choices.  

Additional Training

Mental Health First Aid | Counselling Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse | Assertiveness & Confidence Training | Stress Management | Bereavement | Play Therapy | Advocacy Training | Awareness of Mental Health Problems | Principles of Working With Individuals With Learning Disabilities | Domestic Abuse | Safeguarding Adult & Children 

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer a free 15 minutes session. Thereafter my fee is £60.00 per session for individual counselling.  Once we both agree further regular sessions will start.  Usually lasting for 50 minutes per session.

Audio and video is necessary in order to work with you.

You will need to open up Skype and add me to your contact list.  

There is an additional travel cost for home visits over 2 miles.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I can do some weekend sessions if required.

Further information

I work in the privacy of my home using skype to work with my clients.  I can also use Zoom, What's Up, Telegram and Telephone.

I ask my clients to create a separate space for our sessions.  At the end of each session return the space created back to it's original form.   This allows you to recognise the session has started and ended.  

If this cannot be done ensure your in a comfortable position sitting up with your back supported. 

Sessions at the office move away from your desk/workstation.  If this is not possible try sitting in a different position.  

Type of session

Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

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