Reg.MBACP psychotherapist working in London and Edinburgh.
Counselling is a space to talk, think and be listened to in confidence with a professional who will respect you and the difficulties you are experiencing.
*Update during Covid-19: There are still ways to begin counselling during what might feel like a stressful and isolated time. I am still working, offering video, telephone and walking outside sessions. Many people experience loneliness with isolation, others may experience relationship difficulties while they try to adjust to living with others in such close proximity. It can feel like life is on pause but life issues will still continue. Please do get in touch if you would like to discuss how to start counselling during this period.
In a safe and confidential setting, I offer:
- Short term and long term counselling
- Warm, open and non-judgmental support based on your specific needs
- Active and collaborative therapy
- Experience and knowledge of helping individuals with a wide range of difficulties, from feelings of depression and anxiety, stress & panic, low self esteem, relationship issues, family issues, bereavement and work problems.
I believe each individual has unique needs and experiences that they bring with them and it is important to give each person the space to tell their own story so that we can identify the best approach to working together.
Perhaps you would like to focus on a specific challenge in your life. Or maybe you would like to take the time to explore more deep rooted issues that seem to be affecting your ability to cope in the present. I believe the insight you gain from our work together will enable you to feel more stable in your life and more capable of living it the way that you desire. Working with the right counsellor for you can bring about lasting, positive change.
Taking the first step of making contact can often feel like the hardest part of the process. It is normal to feel nervous and sometimes that anxiety can convince us not to pursue therapy. In my experience, counselling can benefit any individual. We all deserve the chance to be heard and understood. I am happy to speak to you on the phone or via email to start with and take it from there.
The first step is to set up an initial consultation. This is a chance to explore what you are looking for, your own background and you will get a clearer idea of the way I work. What we discuss is private and confidential and at the end of the consultation you will be able to decide whether to arrange further sessions with me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist with the following memberships, qualifications and experience:
- Professional member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
- Member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS)
- MA in Counselling from Goldsmiths University (Distinction)
- MA in Psychology from the University of St Andrews
- Foundation in Systemic Theory and Practice (St George's Hospital)
- Further training in; systemic therapy, postnatal depression and perinatal mental health, working with trauma, sibling issues, creative therapy
- I have extensive experience as a counsellor in the NHS, charity, community service and education sector working with adults, young adults and children.
I receive regular supervision and personal therapy to maintain high professional and ethical standards. I also attend yearly CPD training to continue my education and 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I believe counselling should be accessible to all and I try my hardest to offer sessions as a reasonable rate.
Initial assessment - £45
Ongoing session fees (50 minutes) - From £70
Concessions offered for
*Covid-19 - I am currently working through video, telephone sessions. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss starting counselling during this period.
Below are just some of the reasons people may seek counselling:
- Seeking change without knowing why or how to bring it about
- Feeling anxious, sad or worried about specific situations or life in general
- During times of loss, loneliness or bereavement of a loved one
- Feelings of anger, stress or frustration
- Questioning your identity, purpose, sexuality and relationships
- Difficulties in your relationships - at home or at work
- Struggling to move past experiences, relationships and situations that may be traumatic, distressing or a mixture of unmanageable emotions
- Specific issues you are trying to overcome such as eating disorders and addiction
I am committed to offering counselling to all individuals regardless of race, culture, sexual orientation or social and economic background so I try my best to provide a service tailored to the individual.
Please contact me via phone or email or have a look at my website to find out more information or if you have any enquiries.