I am a qualified and experienced Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist working with individual adults and young people.
My training comprises teachings based on psychodynamic, humanistic and cognitive behaviour approaches. It offers broad academic foundation that can be moduled according to each individual's needs.
This approach emphasises the importance of our client-therapist relationship; relationship that is based not only on practical aspects such as contract and presenting issues but also on a real emotional connection. This is very different to a professional relationship you might have with your doctor or dentist.
This relationship will often be influenced by our past experiences, where we will remind each other of someone else from our respective pasts. And that is OK, we will explore this together.
I will aim to provide a relationship that is reparative and corrective if the original parental relationship was abusive of deficient.
I can offer you a space that is safe and non-judgemental where you can start exploring and making sense of your issues. By looking both in the past to understand your patterns, reasons behind their development and by looking forward to seeing how you can change them.
So, we will work towards developing a meaningful relationship where you can feel safe to share your emotions, explore past experiences, challenge present actions and hopefully find a way to ‘relate better to yourself and to others’ (Clarkson).
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling (FdSc) obtained at Greenwich University.
Certificate in Counselling, Level 3, Nescot College
Introduction to Counselling Concepts, Level 2, Nescot College
My volunteer training and experience was gained at Kingston Women Centre and Brunswick GP Medical Centre, offering long and short term therapy to individual adults and young people.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP, membership number: 00767243) and am bound by their ethical framework
I attend regular CPD and further training, a few a listed below:
• Suicide and Suicidal Ideation
• Empowerment Model for Rape victims
• Emotional resilience and self-harm of children and young people
Areas of counselling I deal with
My standard fee for a 50 minute regular counselling session is £50.
The assessment session might take slightly longer than 50min as there are more things to discuss on this first visit.
I do offer a limited number of lower fees options for clients who are unemployed. I'll be happy to discuss this with you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Some availability at various times. Please call me to check.
Types of client