During my years as a social worker, I became aware that I wanted to spend more time with individuals and couples to understand and support their personal journeys. As a result, I trained as a psychotherapist and now focus full time on supporting private clients through individual, couple and group therapy.
By keeping an open mind, providing a safe space for you to explore and talk about your struggles, I will support you to reach your personal goals. I have worked with clients from different cultural, ethnic and social backgrounds and I am understanding and open to individual difference and diversity. I provide a safe and secure environment for you to talk to me in confidence about issues and feelings which are preoccupying your mind and are affecting your ability to function day to day. Therapy sessions can be face to face, on line or by telephone.
My approach in sessions is centred on you, focusing on the here and now, current situations and difficulties you are experiencing. How you are feeling and behaving at present is often linked to past experiences which remain unresolved and continue to impact on your health and well-being today. Our sessions are based on respect, compassion, empathy and honesty. I will support you in exploring your reasons for wanting therapy, within a non-judgmental environment. By creating a safe, open and genuine relationship with you, we can together find ways to deal with the difficulties you are experiencing. This can help you develop the tools to find clarity and become more confident, empowered and self-fulfilled when dealing with life's challenges.
My purpose as a psychotherapist is to raise your self-awareness and how unresolved situations affect your behaviour, day to day functioning as well as your relationship with others.
My aim is to support you through your journey to discover more about yourself, your feelings and explore how you react to challenging or difficult situations, both past and present. Life experiences trigger emotions and reactions in you which leaves you feeling a mixture of emotions such as confused, stuck, numb, worried, anxious, fearful and angry. As your self-awareness increases, you become more confident and accepting of yourself and in a better position to change behaviours in yourself that have been holding you back from progressing.
Training, qualifications & experience
- I completed my training at The Gestalt Centre which is one of London's leading providers of counselling and psychotherapy training. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I have a bachelors degree in Social Work from Kingston University and Masters degree in Psychotherapy from London Metropolitan University.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual Therapy Sessions:
- Assessment session - £45
- On-going sessions - £55
Couple Therapy Sessions
- Assessment session - £65
- On-going sessions - £75