Counselling, Psychotherapy and Coaching, to help you make sense of things.
Do you feel overwhelmed? That something’s not right? Lost? Stuck? Anxious? Depressed? Confused? Angry? Sad?
Do you have more questions than answers? More problems than solutions? Lots to say, but nobody to listen?
These are just some of the issues that counselling, psychotherapy or coaching can help you with. Throughout our lives we experience a series of changes and challenges, and discussing these with a trained professional can help us to manage them in a way which provides perspective and builds our personal resilience. Often our responses to situations are influenced by our past experiences and, whether these influences are conscious or unconscious, the opportunity to talk them through can help us to learn about ourselves, make sense of what’s happening, and change the way we feel.
How can I help you?
There are many different therapeutic approaches and theories, and I work in an integrative way which means that I draw on my knowledge and experience of these to inform my work with you as an individual. I don’t try to fit you into any one approach, because you are an individual with unique life experiences, circumstances and needs. What is common to all my work, however, is a safe, confidential, supportive, non-judgemental approach which puts you first and aims to help you to make sense of the feelings, emotions and issues that you are facing.
I offer one-to-one counselling, psychotherapy and coaching at locations in Hampton, Twickenham and Central London. In addition, I also offer walking therapy in local green spaces, which can bring a different dimension to our work together, and on-line counselling.
If you feel that this is something which would benefit you, please call, email or text me so that we can set up an initial appointment to see if I’m the right therapist for you and how we might work together. If you’re happy to continue we can then agree a day and a time to meet, normally on a weekly basis. The number of sessions we hold will be determined by you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I also have training and experience in coaching and mediation, and I keep my knowledge and skills up-to-date and relevant through a programme of continuing professional development.
As well as working privately I volunteer as a counsellor for two charities, The Mulberry Centre and Counselling Initiatives, and have experience of working with a wide range of issues.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. 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
My fees are as follows:
Initial appointment: £30 (Hampton and Twickenham) or £40 (Central London)
£55 (Hampton and Twickenham, or telephone/on-line) or £70 (Central London)
I also have a limited number of concessionary spaces available. Please contact me for details and availability.
Each session lasts for 50 minutes.