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Thank you for reaching out! It might seem daunting seeking therapy for the first time so I am honoured that you have taken the first step.
I am an experienced Counsellor. And a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapist. BACP. Working with a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, abuse and grief.
Depending on the difficulties you are currently experiencing, we might work together over a longer period of time in order to give us the time to explore things in greater depth. For example, problems that stem from childhood might need longer to understand fully and to heal. Alternatively, if there is a particular issue that has arisen more recently in your life, we can work on a short term basis to support you through this particular challenge.
My aim is to provide a safe confidential space in which you will feel heard without fear of being judged or criticised, where you will feel valued and accepted for who you are. As a Counsellor I blend different theories and approaches to suit your specific and individual needs whilst working 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 like to work with me.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
Diploma in Inner Child Healing. ( Trauma).
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 an therapeutic 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 status who are homeless or at risk of destitution. And have experienced trauma in their homeland.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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 initial consultation so you can decide whether you would like to work with me.
The Purpose of the Initial Consultation?
I understand that choosing a counsellor can be daunting, if it's your particularly if its 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 find 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 about one hour, I will do my best to put you at ease. if you find that emotions 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 how I work.
What Happens If We Don't Go On To Work Together?
At the end of the session if 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 do not 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.
When I work
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.