I have over twelve years experience of working as an integrative therapist. I began my journey to becoming a therapist after experiencing my own traumatic crisis.
We all experience a level of trauma , loss, grief and pain in our lives. How we deal with those, and how they affects us long term, largely depends on the quality of our first blueprint relationships, the tools we have been given and a sense of who we are. For various reasons, we adopt some beliefs and behaviours that can prevent us from feeling and releasing some difficult emotions. This eventually makes us stuck, incomplete,inauthentic and unhappy. In order to heal and make meaningful changes, we have to be able to face and integrate all our difficult, painful and challenging emotions that often lie deeper in our consciousness.
Emotional healing can only start taking place once we allow ourselves to honour and feel the pain, anger and other difficult emotions we tend to avoid, either because they are overwhelming , or we simply don’t know how to deal with them. Healing also requires being vulnerable , building trust and being more kind and compassionate to ourselves. Engaging in counselling is a unique opportunity to start healing, accepting and changing, whilst being emotionally supported by your therapist. It can be an empowering and a life changing experience.
My training is in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy which means I use Psychodynamic and Humanistic theoretical perspectives . I also techniques drawn from both Existential Philosophy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, in order to give you tools that you can use in managing your feelings effectively.
I also practise EMDR trauma therapy.
I specialise in working with Anxiety, Attachment Issues, Depression, Trauma , Sex/Porn addiction, Sexuality and Bereavement .
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I trained as an Integrative Counsellor and I incorporate Psychodynamic , Person Centred and Existential approach in my practice. I worked in various organisations and charities in London, including working in palliative care with cancer patients, East London Outreach Project charity offering counselling to community members, supporting LGBTQ clients, working with asylum seekers and refuges etc
I am also an EMDR trauma therapist.
I currently work in private practice.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
EMDR trauma therapy.
£ 60 per session
Some concessions are available for students and clients on low income or benefits. Please contact me for more information.
It can be really hard to start looking for ways to help yourself. Taking the first step towards any change is huge , but it doesn't need to be a lonely and overwhelming experience.Counselling is a unique opportunity to make that change and start working towards different, better way of being and living. Maybe you have been feeling stuck in life for a long time. Or you've been struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, guilt or shame. Maybe you feel isolated and don't have a sense of belonging. Or maybe you just wonder if you're truly happy and content, even if everything seems to be just fine. Whatever the reason, it takes courage and strength to seek some answers, so well done!
If you have no idea what to expect from therapy and how it may help you, or if you just want a bit more information before you make a decision to engage in counselling, please get in touch and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.