I am passionate about helping people which has led me to become a fully qualified counsellor offering 1:1 counselling from my ground floor practice in Hornchurch. It is a short walk from both Elm Park and Hornchurch district line stations and if travelling by car, has ample parking.
I have many years experience working with clients from all backgrounds and presenting problems however my main focus has been on helping people with mental health issues that include depression, anxiety, trauma, stress and relationship problems to name a few.
Whilst you may realise you need to speak to someone about the things that are troubling you, it can also be very hard to make the first step in seeking help. I offer a confidential space where you will experience a non-judgemental, welcoming atmosphere to talk about the things that are on your mind.
I, therefore, offer a free consultation which will give you an opportunity to ask any questions that you might have about counselling and your goals for seeking help. This will also give you a 'no obligation' opportunity to experience the counselling environment and alleviate any concerns you may have; helping to put you at ease before you make any decisions.
I offer appointments during the daytime and some evenings so that counselling doesn't have to impact on the rest of your daily activities.
Often, we have been carrying negative thoughts about ourselves such as feeling inadequate (I'm not good enough) and feeling unable to cope (I can't do it) for so long that they've almost become part of who we are. It doesn't have to be that way forever and together we can work through these feelings so that you can release them and start enjoying the life you deserve.
I am a fully qualified counsellor working within the Integrative model which means that I tailor the session to suit your needs which includes:
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Transactional Analysis
- Gestalt Therapy
Counselling is a unique relationship which is designed to support you to explore your feelings in a safe space whilst being heard (something that some people never experience). Distressing situations and feelings can have such a destructive impact on our lives and therapy work by learning to accept and acknowledge your feelings, helping you to gain a different perspective, whilst challenging old beliefs. You are then able to move forward with a happier and healthier outlook on life.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons) in Integrative Counselling
- Counselling Skills (Diploma)
- Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (Advance) Diploma
- Hypnoanalysis (Advanced) Diploma
- Clinical Hypnotherapy (Cert)
- Archetypal Parts imagery (Cert)
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial face to face consultation
£40.00 per session (50 minutes)