I am an Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist. I draw on various approaches to counselling. One of these approaches is a humanistic approach, which places great emphasis on the relationship between therapist and client. I see this as an essential element of a successful therapeutic outcome.
My aim is to provide you with a warm, confidential, non-judgemental and safe space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings in more depth. This can provide you with a greater sense of self awareness. Self awareness can provide you with the opportunity to make changes in the way you think, feel and behave. You may be suffering with some difficult emotions such as anxiety, panic, shame, worthlessness, hopelessness, depression, grief, loneliness or a number of other difficult and painful emotions. It is my hope that you will feel supported enough to explore these difficult emotions and feel heard and accepted whilst doing so.
During the sessions, you will learn more about yourself as a person and how you relate to others. It may be that you are repeating the same patterns of behaviour and are unsure of why this keeps happening. Discovering the roots of your behaviour can help increase your cognitive understanding and make more sense of it. This can also provide you with the opportunity to make positive changes in your life and move forward.
Clients come to therapy for various reasons. Some may only need a limited number of sessions, others may require a longer term of therapy. This can usually be established at the initial meeting, where I can assess your individual needs. Other points we will discuss are date and time of appointment and an agreed fee. I am an accredited member of the BACP and as such, work within their ethical framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
Professional Diploma Integrative Counselling/Psychotherapy.
Master Practitioner Eating Disorders & Obesity.
Certificate in Nutritional Skills for Eating Disorders
Advance Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Counselling & Psychotherapy.
Certificate in Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy.
Certificate in Problem Solving Skills.
Certificate in PTSD/Trauma
Professional Training in the Therapeutic use of Mindfulness
From 2006 to 2012, I volunteered my services as a counsellor at a local charity. During this time, I gained experience working with a diverse range of people on various issues including trauma, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety and low self esteem.
I have a private practice in Twickenham.
Until recently, I was also a Tutor at West Thames College, where I taught counselling skills to adults.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.