I'm an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor working in London Bridge. I provide a confidential, safe and non judgemental space for thought and reflection. I work with individuals and groups who are experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues and panic disorders on a open ended basis with the aim of enabling people to understand and make sense of their life experiences.
I've worked in a variety of settings from brief work within the NHS, to managing a therapeutic programme in a residential setting fot those suffering from addiction and also I managed an addictions day programme for clients that had a variety of addictions that included eating disorders which masked alcohol misuse issues.
I also managed a service that provided counselling for Dual Diagnosis and personality disordered clients, which had an outreach service for clients who had alcohol misuse issues and learning difficulties.
I was also a interim director of a Mental Health charity which covered two London Boroughs . In my role I worked on various strategic issues covering discharge from psychiatric care and BME mental health issues. I also managed a Mental Health Service User Group in Southwark which met the CCG and South London and Maudsley to discuss mental health provision and psychiatric care. Which covered discharge and community based services.
I strongly believe that if given the space to talk and think, obstacles become easier to handle and problems can be resolved, even if at times life feels difficult and overwhelming. Often we find it difficult to form a narrative that describes our distress.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in counselling 2007
Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy 2008
I attended the Philadelphia Association Introductory course ( Psychoanalytic and Existential Training organisation) 2008-2009
The Site (Psychoanalytical Training organisation) 2009 to January 2015
I started my career as a group faciltator in a residential addictions rehab where I faciltitated Anger Management groups, then progressed to facilitating therapeutic groups.
Currently I have a private practice where we are able to look how life is shaped by past events and how this influences our present day life.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I'm able to work with anything from anxiety and depression to someone who suffers from enduring diagnosed mental health issues
I have a sliding scale for fees which start at £40 for students and the unwaged
I have a interest in working with clients that have not thought about using psychotherapy to look at life's puzzles. I welcome clients who come from a BME background and I'm able to facilitate conversations on how mental health, counselling and psychotherapy is stigmatised in those communities.