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There are times in our lives when we need help - a listening ear perhaps? from someone who can support you through some of the challenges that life throws at us all from time to time.
Yet, it's often during these times -when we are sad, distressed or maybe confused, that asking for help can be so hard.
However, the decision to pick up that phone and seek professional counselling could prove to be the beginning of a life changing journey for you.
I am an integrative counsellor/psychotherapist, who draws from a range of counselling techniques and traditions in order to ensure that my clients benefit from an approach that is designed to meet their individual needs.
As a member of the BACP, I abide by its code of ethics. Hence, someone using my service for the first time can expect to find a confidential, safe, non judgemental space, where they can explore those thoughts and feelings that have been causing them emotional pain, confusion or difficulty.
I work closely with each individual to support them in the task of identifying areas of their lives that they would like to see changed. Together we then explore options and choices. I support the individual to formulate goals, and decide on a therapeutic plan to guide them on their journey to greater wellbeing.
My counselling experience has been mainly focused in the following areas: anger management, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, identity/cultural issues, addiction and general mental health issues.
I have always worked with a diverse client group, and therefore would like to extend a particular welcome, to those of you who may be struggling with issues relating to difference and/or identity.
My counselling approach is mainly influenced by the following:
Person Centred Therapy, CBT, Solution Focused Approaches.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2013 - UEL)
Pg Dip in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2010 - UEL)
MBACP accredited register.
Integrative training. Cert in Online and Telephone Counselling.
More than 30 years experience as mental health practitioner/manager.
Experience providing counselling service in day centre and residential settings for vulnerable adults, as well as within private practice.
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
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
£65.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Concessions for low income/students/unemployed.
Initial free telephone consultation - up to 20 minutes.
When I work
Face to face on Tuesday and Thursday evenings - 6pm, 7pm or 8pm. Otherwise available on evenings and Wednesday daytime for online sessions.