At this challenging and uncertain time where we are entering another lock down, I am offering online, zoom and Skype counselling, which can be an effective alternative to face-to face sessions.
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.
My private practice is based in Surbiton within distance of Surbiton station and a good bus service. I work with sixteen years and over.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic 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 worked with this agency for three and a half years, with issues such as homelessness, depression, anxiety, trauma (mental,emotional, physical and sexual), bereavement, addictions and domestic violence.
I have 15 years experience of supporting people through difficulties in their lives, as a key-worker and later as a manager in various Residential Therapeutic Children's Homes.
Caseworker for Victim Support
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
Initial Assessment £45
50 minute session: £40