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I have been in practise as an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist since 2000. I offer my clients an opportunity to understand and make sense of their current difficulties in a confidential, safe and non judgemental space. The aim is always to find a realistic, effective and lasting way forward towards an improved quality of life.
I offer long and short term face to face sessions to adults and adolescents. I also offer assessments.
The first session is usually an assessment. We will look at the presenting problem and any thoughts and feelings you have about counselling, whilst at the same time you will get a sense of how I work and whether or not you wish to pursue further sessions.
Sometimes it can be useful to take 2 or 3 sessions for an assessment if you are particularly unsure about pursuing counselling, or unsure which type of counselling will be most helpful or appropriate for you.
Short term counselling (6-10 session) can be useful for enabling you to pin point your difficulties, make some sense of them and find strategies for different ways of managing, for example, mild anxiety, some relationship issues.
Longer term work is particularly helpful where the difficulties are more entrenched and complex and as a result further exploration is needed, for example, long term depression, complex bereavement, issues with anger, addictions, long term relationship difficulties, panic attacks or sexual identity issues.
It is often useful to look at family relationships and history, as well as the current present day problem as they can be connected.
Working from an integrative theoretical basis allows for a flexible and creative way of working and responding to the particular need of each individual client.
My practise is in central Brixton, about 1 minutes walk from Brixton tube (victoria line) and a variety of bus routes servicing Streatham, Herne Hill, Clapham, Camberwell and Kennington.
Call 07985 716 357 today for further information or to book an appointment
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy from the Minster Centre.
I am UKCP registered and a member of BACP
I have been working in private practice since 2000. I have experience of working with parents within the education system and have provided extensive assessments for counselling services within the voluntary sector. I also facilitate personal development groups at The Minster Centre.
Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
Certificate in Group Facilitation.
Diploma in Integrative Supervision
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £55-£60 per session.
I offer a small amount of slightly lower fee spaces. Please let me know if you wish to discuss this possibility.
Previously my career was in the arts. I have a degree in 3-Dimensional Design from
Middlesex University and have some experience of working in the arts.