In my counselling practice I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space where we can reflect upon what is happening for you and why. I am mindful of the huge worth in a one to one connection with another person during a face to face therapy session.
Life stresses can feel overwhelming. With busy lives; children, family, friends, work, emails, social media, it can be hard to find the time and space to think.
I offer a weekly safe space to allow time and freedom for us to work collaboratively and explore what is happening for you, how you are feeling, what you are scared to acknowledge, or not even sure you can voice.
It can be terrifying to have fears and face them alone. However, it is my experience that albeit scary, it can be life changing and hugely rewarding to listen to the little voice inside ourselves which often gets ignored or muted by life.
I understand the importance in listening to your inner voice and discovering what you need to be able to feel better within yourself, or implement any changes you may wish to make in your life. In your week this might be the only time you allow yourself to be really listened to, or time that you can actually hear yourself.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold the following qualifications;
- BA (hons) degree in integrative relational counselling
- Introduction to Psychoanalytic Concepts certificate
I have been working for a number of years at a NHS medical centre as an in house counsellor where I have worked with and helped a mixed diversity of clients with a variety of life problems.
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
The fee for a 50 minute session in my room in Teddington is £55 and for my room in Fitzrovia is £80
As an Integrative-Relational counsellor I draw on a wide variety of theories and models and tailor therapy to each individual client with their own unique and individual needs. Modalities I can draw from and work with are; Gestalt, Humanistic, Person Centred and Psychodynamic. I pay special attention to the relationship between myself and my client as I feel a healthy and honest therapeutic relationship is at the core of healing.
Areas I work with:
- Anxiety, stress and overwhelm
- Bereavement and loss
- Feelings of emptiness and lack of meaning
- Family conflicts
- Grief and loss – difficulties coping with bereavement or relationship break up
- Imposter syndrome
- Problems facing major life transitions
- Relationship Issues
- Performance anxiety
- Self-esteem and confidence
- Sex related issues
- Toxic masculinity
- Work related stress
I offer face to face individual personalised therapy from my practices in Fitzrovia, West London and Teddington, South West London on a short or long term basis. If you are interested in support and working together please contact me to arrange an initial session. We will discuss what you are looking for from therapy and agree how we can work together to best help you.
Clients I work with
Adults of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations and spiritual traditions are welcome into therapeutic connection with me.
How I deliver therapy
Face to face, Online counselling, Open ended and time limited, walk and talk therapy.
My first session
We will have a free telephone conversation to understand what you might be hoping to achieve in counselling, following that we can schedule our first face to face meeting. In our first session together we will have the time and opportunity to see whether we feel suited to work together.
I understand that seeking support can feel very daunting so I take great care in the initial session to explain the counselling process, how we may work together, time frames and explore your expectations and needs,. After this we can schedule a further 6-12 sessions if you have a particular issue you wish to work on or longer open ended work.
I believe trust is central in building a successful therapeutic relationship trust so I provide a warm, empathic, non- judgemental space where we can explore, in complete confidentiality, whatever has led you to counselling.