Hello and welcome. You may find you're feeling lonely, isolated, anxious or depressed due to the recent events in our world. The problems you've been facing in life may now be compounded by the changes we've been asked to make. I'd like to help. I am a qualified experienced counsellor who works with a range of issues, such as depression, anxiety, relationship problems and stress.
Counselling can give you inner strength helping you to manage and reduce stress or anxiety, and make positive change in your life. I work from a warm, comfortable room and provide a safe space for you to explore what is happening in your life. However during this period of social distancing I am not able to provide face to face counselling. I am available on Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp and Telephone. Whatever the media, I feel that by providing a trusting and accepting environment where you feel valued and understood, we can work together to make the changes you desire.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of East London and am a member of the BACP. Being an integrative counsellor I tailor my approach to your needs and the issues you are facing.
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
I offer 50 minute sessions at a cost of £50 per session for individuals and 60 minute sessions at a cost of £75 for couples. I do offer some spaces at a reduced rate if circumstances require.
If you are a Key Worker struggling with the affects of Covid-19 and need support, I offer sessions at a cost of £30 per session.
Concessions offered for
I first moved to England over 20 years ago from New York. Since then I have also spent some time living abroad in Barcelona, but have called England home since in 2003. I feel my life experiences from each part of the world contribute greatly to how I see the world and to who I am as a counsellor.
Below are some testimonials from past clients...
"Thank you for the past year. It's been intense, but 100% worth it. You're an amazing therapist; I wouldn't be "here" and "me" without you."
"I can't thank you enough from the bottom of my heart for helping me finally be free from the terrible illness that is depression. With your help I have got to a place I never thought possible and for the first time ever feel truly free and able to live a happy life"
"Thank you so much for the process you have taken me on over the last year. It has truly been life changing and has really enabled me to find joy, peace and a new enjoyment of life."
"Our sessions have helped me enormously and have equipped me to deal with many difficult situations in a way that has allowed me to process the sadness, but walk away feeling I've made steps in the right direction, with no regrets."