"Nothing is refused. All is lived and learned from". - Zen teaching
I am a Relational, Integrative therapist working in South-east London.
I offer a regular place and time for you where we can think and talk about what is going on, and whatever is troubling you.
Whatever you are going through, as a result of recent events or what has happened in the past, it is of value and deserves attention and care.
Therapy may not always be easy and I am here to help you to find a way through , and to find the capacity in you that we all have - that is the warmth and wisdom deep within us that has been there from the start.
The Integrative approach draws from the major therapeutic schools of thought. In practice this means that I reflect on what you think, feel and believe about yourself on many levels and help you to find your own understanding. My approach includes psychodynamic, body psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural, attachment theory.
I also work in a relational way - meaning that the therapeutic relationship we develop will allow you to notice how you relate to yourself and others.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Integrative therapist and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I follow the BACP ethical framework for professional practice.
I have a Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy from The Minster Centre, the leading Integrative therapy training institute in the UK. I am completing a UKCP accredited MA in Integrative Psychotherapy.
Before starting in private practice I have worked within two counselling services in London, one of which was the The Awareness Centre in South London where I met with clients in an NHS setting.
I have also volunteered for Maytree, a suicide respite centre.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a free 30 min phone call and an initial meeting at a reduced fee of £30 for individuals. This a chance for us to meet and think about whether we could work together.
£60 for weekly sessions of 50 minutes.