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Dip. Couns Registered MBACP, Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

About me

Are you struggling with life generally or experiencing relationship issues? Maybe something has happened that has unsettled you or perhaps you are feeling anxious, lonely or empty. Whatever the reason, counselling can help you to make sense of what you are experiencing. Working together, I can help you to gain an understanding into what is beneath your distress and provide the opportunity to explore and reflect upon your feelings, thoughts and behaviours. In doing so, your self-awareness will grow meaning greater choice for you to move forward.

How I work

As an Integrative Counsellor, I draw upon a range of theoretical models to meet individual needs. I believe the therapeutic relationship is key to finding new direction. My approach has its foundation in providing the right conditions to bring about personal growth and looks at how the past influences the present to identify unhelpful patterns. The mind and body are connected, therefore, I aim to work holistically to integrate the whole self. 

My focus is to create a warm, safe and confidential space where you can make sense of what is bringing you to counselling: a space where you feel heard and valued. I aim to provide an empathic environment where you feel able to share your concerns at your own pace. I will work alongside you and support you in achieving the changes you desire.

What to expect from initial contact

I offer a free 15 minute telephone call to gauge if how I work suits your needs and for you to gain a sense of whether I may be the right counsellor for you. 

If you decide that you would like take the next step and I am able to offer what you are looking for, we can arrange an initial session. This will be for 50 minutes. At the end of the initial session you can decide if you would like to proceed on a weekly basis.

Training, qualifications & experience

Following a four-year training programme, I qualified in 2020 with a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling awarded by the Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB).  I then went on to complete a CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. I have been practicing as a counsellor since February 2020.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), a professional counselling association in the UK. MBACP Registered Member 389027

Experience

As well as working in private practice, I provide counselling pro bono for a local low-cost counselling agency. I have experience working with individuals seeking help with feelings of anxiety, low mood, inner conflicts, low self-esteem, loss, life transitions and relationship issues. 

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £45.00 to £55.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

When I work

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East Twickenham Neighbourhood Association Community Centre, 13 Rosslyn Road, Twickenham, TW1 2AR

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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Online platforms

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