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MNCS (Accred); MBACP

About me

All clients have their unique experiences, relationships and differing lives. As I am an integrative, humanistic counsellor, I use my knowledge of several theories, primarily drawing on the Person-centred therapy, and including Transactional Analysis (TA), Gestalt, and Existentialism, applying them seamlessly and specifically tailored to your needs. 

I have dealt with a broad range of difficulties including; anxiety, depression, affairs and betrayals, separation and divorce, addiction, bereavement, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, procrastination, lack of motivation.

What if you actually don’t know what you want to work on? Maybe you don’t fully understand why you are feeling the way you do. This is OK too. I will be there to support you through this period and through any changes you make.

I will encourage you to consider your feelings and take responsibility for your thoughts, actions, choices. The emphasis will be on your self-development and achieving your potential, the best you.

I will not give you advice, or tell you what I think you should do. Instead, I will offer you a non-judgmental space to share what is on your mind, so you can find meaning and come to your own solutions.

First Steps

You can set up an initial session, which would allow us to get to know each other a little. You will have the opportunity to share your motivation for coming to therapy and ask any questions you may have about me or the counselling process.  At the end of the session, we will probably both know if we want to work together; it is about your getting the right help you need. 

It has been proven that the bond that develops between client and counsellor is vital to help the therapeutic process: I recommend you see more than one therapist initially, before deciding on the best “fit” for you.

Moving forward, if we elect to work together, I offer six sessions initially, with a review and thereafter weekly.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling
  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling
  • TA 101 – Transactional Analysis Training
  • Addiction
  • Autism, Asperger's & ADHD
  • Knowledgable in High Sensitivity & High Sensation Seeking

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

High Sensitivity

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Fees

From £50.00 to £85.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • Face-to-face -  London - 50 minutes £85
  • Face-to-face - Stroud - 50 minutes - £50
  • Online - 60 minutes - £50

I offer 10% off a block of ten sessions paid in advance.

All fees are to be paid in advance by bank transfer.

I firmly believe that counselling should be accessible to all and I offer concessions (20% discount) for daytime sessions. Please enquire for availability.

When I work

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Further information

I work in Islington London N1 close to Angel tube station, 10 mins walk away, or 2 mins from bus routes.

I also work in central Stroud, just off the High Street, close to main bus routes, the train station and car parks.

In addition, I offer encrypted online counselling via Zoom or similar.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

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