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About me

I know how hard it can be to reach out when you need help. A problem can become so large that it takes over most of your life. It can be something from the past or a current situation that you can't move beyond. Whether it is depression, anxiety, loss, abuse, trauma, bereavement, stress or a relationship breaking down, you feel stuck and overwhelmed. Maybe you simply know that something needs to change, but don’t know how to make that happen.

I can help.  I am an experienced, qualified, integrative counsellor and psychotherapist  which means that I am flexible and trained in a number of different approaches. I will work with you however you feel and with whatever you bring, together developing the knowledge and insight  that enables change. I don't expect you to fit the therapy; I expect the therapy to fit you and will develop an intervention based upon your specific needs and wishes.

I offer a confidential service in a discreet and comfortable location where you can be yourself, secure in the knowledge that you will be supported, challenged at times, understood, but not judged.

I work with adults, adolescents and couples.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
  • Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
  • Diploma in Clinical Supervision
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • BA(Hons) Social Policy & Administration 2:1 (including Psychology option)

I am a counsellor, psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. When I finished my Post Graduate/Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, I became an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Afterwards I completed a Masters degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of East London and later qualified as a clinical supervisor.

I have worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist for 17 years. During that time I have set up and managed a counselling service in a secondary school for staff, students and parents.  I have also worked with professionals in the City of London and for a bereavement charity. I supervise trainee counsellors at a leading counselling school as well as qualified counsellors and psychotherapists.  I founded Quartz Counselling psychotherapy and Training (QCPT), which is a private practice dedicated to high standards and innovative ways of working.

More detailed information is available on my website.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

Individuals:

£60 per session (a session is 50 minutes)

Initial Assessment £25

Couples:  £90 per session (90 minutes)

Further information

I work long-term, short-term or for a specific number of sessions agreed in advanced.

Aashna, 1 Castle Mews, Castle Road, North Finchley, N12 9EH

Type of session

In person
Online