My counselling practice is based at The Selsdon Park Medical Practice.
I have worked alongside this group of practices for ten years and the doctors appreciate my work and often suggest me to their patients. I have my own room that is described as warm and inviting and that is the welcome I would always hope to give you!
I have experience of both working with NHS and private clients and my approach is mainly the Person-centred model integrated with Gestalt and Existentialism.
This model means that you direct the counselling and decide what you want to bring to the sessions and in confidentiality I will be with you on your journey towards self discovery assisting you at your pace towards the direction of change you wish to make.
Whatever your concerns or issues you will find me to be supportive and empathic in a non judgemental and considerate way and therefore, we will hopefully be able to engage in a relationship of equality that will allow me to facilitate you in finding more clarity and understanding regarding your personal circumstances and concerns.
Please feel free to call me to initially talk about your concerns and perhaps if you feel happy to then we can meet .. I know it takes a lot of courage to take this first step but in my experience it is a very worthwhile step to take.. as the famous chinese proverb says 'the journey of a thousand miles begins with one small step'.....
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Degree in Humanistic Counselling with Greenwich University.
I am a member of the B.A.C.P (British Association of Counselling Practitioners) and adhere to their ethical framework.
I have worked in the voluntary sector for some twenty years dealing with issues regarding addiction, co dependency, depression, anxiety, relationships and family 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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer an initial session for 50 minutes for £27.50 - to see if we feel we can both work together.
Each counselling session is 60mins and costs £55.00 or 90mins costs £75.00 there are concessionary fees available in certain circumstances.
Also offering online/ telephone sessions.