Face to face counselling, online counselling and therapy in the park.
As we begin to ease our way back to 'normal', many people may struggle to understand how they are feeling.
You may feel nervous about gathering in larger groups again, or about returning to work.
It is understandable that you may feel anxious about the easing of restrictions, I would like to support you through this process, knowing you are not alone experiencing anxiety or depression. It is important to go at your own pace and not overstretch yourself. I offer face to face counselling, online counselling and therapy in the park.
I am an Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am guided by their ethical framework and procedures, in order order to enhance my practice.
Counselling can help you to realise that change is possible, especially in the world we are living in today. Sometimes we can feel overwhelmed by our emotions, maybe because of things that have happened to us in our past. Sadness, depression, anxiety or anger, all of these can interfere with our enjoyment of life, cause problems in our relationships and keep us stuck.
My aim is to provide a safe, confidential space in which you will feel heard without fear of being judged or critised, and where you will feel valued and accepted for who you are. As a Counsellor/ Psychotherapist, I blend different theories and approaches to suit your specific and indivdual needs and work collaboratively with you.
Each client is unique and I endeavour to meet you with compassion, warmth and genuineness. My role is not to advise you, but to support you as we explore the issues you bring to counselling. I believe that you should feel in control of what we cover and how we work together in our sessions. I aim to help you gain a greater understanding of yourself and how you experience life, and to encourage you to tap into your inner resources to make positive change.
The initial assessment will give you the chance to talk about the difficulties and concerns you are experiencing (past or present). However, there is no need to commit to counselling at this stage, you may want to go away and decide if you would like to work with me.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
Internal family therapy
Systemic family therapy
Principle of assessing and managing risks
Narrative and Systemic approaches to working with people
Supporting victims of sexual violence
Child Safeguarding policy and procedure
Safeguarding children and young people; safeguarding adults: the basics
Good practice in safeguarding Adults - the Newham Perspective
Separation and Reunion Conference- Children separated through bereavement
Principles of Assessing and Managing Clinical Risk in a Therapy session
Working with sexually abused/abusing children
Working with sexually abused children
Working with young people who have been sexually abused Part 3
Healing for Abused people
The kindness method
Release counselling/ YMCA. During my training I spent three and a half years at this placement working with issues such as homelessness, depression, anxiety, trauma (mental,emotional, physical and sexual), bereavement, addictions and domestic violence.
Fifteen years experience working and manging a Thereapeutic Residential Children's Home for young people impacted by Childhood Trauma.
Caseworker for Victim Support- Helping people affected by all types of crime, providing free confidential support 24 hours a day. Working as an Independent Violence Advisor, Homicide department, Sexual Assault department, and working with street gangs.
Refugee Council- working with clients who have recently been granted refugee staus who are homeless or at risk of destitution. And have experienced trauma in their homeland.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
If you are looking for a counsellor I offer a low cost, intital consultation so you can decide wheter you want to work with me
The Purpose of the Initial Consultation?
I understand that choosing a counsellor can be daunting, particulary if it's your first time. You can tell so much about a potential counsellor from their online presence so I like to give all my clients a chance to meet me face to face before choosing me as their counsellor. It is also a chance for me to learn a little about you and I how i can best support you.
What Can You Expect From the Initial Consultation?
When you arrive, once you've made yourself comfortable, we will talk about what's going to happen during the session and the importance of and limits to confidentiality. I will answer any questions and attempt to address any concerns or anxieties you might have. You will then have a chance to tell your story and what you what to get from counselling. Some people fiind this pours out of them with ease whilst others find it harder to articulate. There is no right or wrong way to do this and I will make it as easy as possible for you.
If you're feeling anxious during the session which lasts One hour, I will do my best to put you at ease. if you find that emtions well up or you become lost for words, that's OK. There will also be time for you to ask any questions you might have about me.
What Happens If We Don't Go On To Work Together?
If, at the end of the session, I don't think that i will be able to help you with your needs I will do my best to point you in the direction of someone who can. If you don't think I will be the right counsellor for you, you can let me know at the end of the session or have a think about it and let me know later. You might, for example , want to meet some more counsellors before making a choice. if you decide not to return after the initial consultation I will destroy any personal data you have provided me with and any notes I might have taken.
I am happy to discuss days and times with you during our initial consultation.
I am currently taking on new clients please feel free to email me.