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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£60 per session (a session is 50 minutes)
Initial Assessment £25
Couples: £90 per session (90 minutes)
I work long-term, short-term or for a specific number of sessions agreed in advanced.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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