About me

About me

I am a fully qualified MBACP registered counsellor offering Person Centred Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). 

Having completed training with CRUSE and worked with their clients, I also offer support with bereavement. I can work both short and long term, depending on the needs of each individual, and welcome any client aged 16+ across a range of issues.

How I work

I am an Integrative Humanistic Counsellor and therapist. My approach allows me to draw from different modalities such as Person Centred, Psychodynamic and CBT. This allows me to tailor therapeutic work around the client's individual needs. Working safely and ethically is crucial to me; I aim to provide both physical and psychological safety to my clients.  I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), and I adhere to their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and Guidance for Good Practice.

A counsellor or therapist can have years of experience and training, however, in order for it to work well, a strong and trusted relationship is needed. For this to happen I ensure I work in a confidential, supportive and a non-judgmental way. 

How I can help

As human beings we are very complex creatures, no doubt about that! Sometimes we are stuck! Events of our lives that we are conscious or unconscious get in the way. You may be experiencing a challenging stage in life, a conflicted state of mind or a difficulty within yourself and during all this time your body is keeping the score until it can’t anymore. When things reach a point where you feel you don't want to deal with it alone, it can help to talk to someone who is independent from every other area of your life. Someone whose job it is to listen, bring other perspectives, help you explore things. Working with a trained professional in a confidential setting can be helpful in gaining valuable insight into your situation, and bringing about much-needed change. You don’t have to suffer in silence or do it on your own!

I work with people who present various issues including: abuse, trauma & post-traumatic stress, addictions, anger management, anxiety, loss & bereavement, depression, eating disorders, health related issues, identity issues, men's issues, cultural issues, obsessions, relationships, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, self-harm, sex-related issues, sexual identity, sexuality & other LGBT-related issues, spirituality, stress, difficult life stories & complex family dynamics. I also have an interest in attachment and intergenerational issues, and I believe in how our past shapes who we are today.

Your first session

During our first session we will explore what the issues are and things you would like to work on.  We will work in a way that best suits you. It may be that you just need a safe and quiet space to unpack and explore feelings that are troubling you. It may be that you want to make a change or challenge your way of thinking to be the best version of yourself. Either way, I offer a secure, non-judgemental and respectful space for us to work together. Over this first session, you will also have a chance to work out if I am the best person to work through things with you.

Where I work

I offer face-to-face sessions in SE8 area as well as online via Zoom, Teams, Skype and Facetime. I also offer telephone sessions, depending on your availability and need.

Training, qualifications & experience

I started my journey in this field as a support worker in a Pupil Referral Unit in Lewisham supporting some of the most vulnerable 14–16-year-old students who were excluded from mainstream schools. Realising how much I loved the work, I decided to undertake formal training.

My qualifications are;

CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory (2021);

CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2018-2020);

Cruse Foundation Course in Bereavement Support (2019);

CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies (2018) and CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills (2017). 

At the same time, I have worked as a bereavement counsellor for one of the largest bereavement agencies in the country, Cruse Bereavement, and as a trainee and a qualified therapist for a low-cost counselling agency. 

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer concessions for students, trainee counsellors, low income and the unemployed. Please feel free to contact me for details. Thank you!

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I offer sessions everyday of the week 5pm onwards and Saturday & Sunday all day. Please contact me for particular slots. Thank you!

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Additional languages

Albanian

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom