I am an experienced and qualified psychotherapist offering counselling and psychotherapy in Brixton, SW2 - I work with individuals, couples and groups.
- Do you feel like you are repeating the same experience and getting the same unsatisfactory result?
- Do you feel stressed and overwhelmed?
Counselling or psychotherapy doesn’t have to be a last resort attempt at making sense of what is happening in your life, it can also be a great tool for personal development.
Although not everybody feels the need to explore the uniqueness of their life experiences, we all would like to be able to live our life as best we can and enjoy the relationships we form during our lifetime.
I offer a supportive and safe space where you can discuss anything in confidence.
Working with an independent counsellor/psychotherapist is a very different experience from seeing one assigned to you by your GP, the NHS or a local hospital. With a private psychotherapist like me you decide when to start, which day and time (subject to availability) suits you best and, ultimately, how long your therapy is going to last.
Being in therapy is all about you ... without any pressure and in total confidence!
In short term counselling we can focus on managing your problem in the here-and-now without the need to explore your past in more detail.
In long term psychotherapy (open-ended contract) we will be able to do more exploratory work, this will entail revisiting your past in order to make sense of the present and to gain a deeper understanding of your life experiences.
There are times in life when we don't feel particularly happy or settled and this can cause problems in the way we experience personal and professional relationships.
In therapy we can work through some of these feelings and understand better what is making us feel this way and why. Talking to me in total confidence can help you voice worries, fears or maybe explore anger about something or someone.
My style is not to just sit with you and listen with an impassive expression on my face. Working through some unresolved issues in counselling or psychotherapy is serious but there is still time for a smile and the occasional laughter too.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Masters Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy, awarded with Distinction, a BACP accredited Prof. Diploma in Integrative Counselling, MA in English and EMDR Certificate.
I am an accredited member (MBACP Accred) of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy - Registered Member No. 026624. You can find me on www.BACP.co.uk (Professional Standard Authority Accredited Register) website under find a therapist link. I abide by their code of ethics for good practice.
My main theoretical approach is Integrative combining Psychodynamic counselling, Humanistic and Relational psychotherapy. The way that I work draws on various approaches and works in accordance to your needs, leading towards a greater understanding of the self and how to enjoy your life and relationships better.
I have 12 years' experience as a counsellor and 9 years as a psychotherapist. I have worked in the charity sector with the homeless; in the NHS in an inner-London hospital with in-patients and out-patients; in a bereavement service agency working with people who suffered a traumatic loss and in the education sector facilitating personal development groups for counsellors in training.
There are times in life when we don't feel particularly happy or settled and this can cause problems in the way we experience personal and professional relationships. In therapy we can work through some of these feelings and understand better what is making you feel this way and why. Talking to a professional counsellor in total confidence can help you voice worries, fears or maybe explore anger about something or someone.
It's good to Talk!
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Individual counselling & psychotherapy from £60 for 50 minutes sessions.
Couples counselling £80 - £90 for 50 minutes sessions.
Concessions available depending on the circumstances and availability.
If you would like to book an initial session but you have some questions to ask, please feel free to contact me via email and I will try to get back to you immediately.