My aim when working with you as a client, is to give you space and time to talk, and to empower and facilitate you to make the necessary changes to your life and your way of being, that will bring you peace and happiness. Because ultimately that's what we all want, isn't it? To find some happiness and contentment in life.
We can all be the creators of our own life experiences if we want to be, and as such, in the therapy room how much or little progress takes place is within your control. The pace and content of each therapy session will be to suit you, so you need never feel pressured.
I work from a transpersonal and person-centred perspective, which means I work with you, the whole person, not just your presenting issues, in a respectful, non-judgemental way. I utilise a combination of therapeutic approaches and skills, which I tailor to meet your individual needs, helping you to explore your troubling issues, and discover exactly what you need to do to begin to overcome them. Tools I might use include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), guided visualisation, breathing and relaxation exercises, Emotional Freedom Tapping (EFT), Sand Tray or Therapeutic art exercises, depending on your need and preference.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold advanced qualifications in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling, and an MA degree in Child, Adolescent & Family Therapy. I have also had in-depth training in EFT Tapping, sandtray therapy, and hold a postgraduate diploma in Integrative supervision of individuals and groups.
My additional training includes working with emotional abuse, survivors of rape and sexual abuse, and attachment and bonding in parenting.
I am experienced in using a variety of therapeutic approaches and techniques.
I have several years of experience working therapeutically with individual adults, couples, parents, new mums, children and young people, in a variety of settings. It is always rewarding to see my therapeutic support helping individuals and families to overcome issues and move forward in their lives.
Over the years I have worked for various public, private and charitable organisations including Local Authorities, the NHS, primary and secondary schools, in addition to adoption, special needs, drug and alcohol counselling, and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services in Greater London.
I have an up to date DBS (Formally CRB) status, which supports my eligibility to work safely with vulnerable people.
I am committed to on-going professional development, which I maintain with regular CPD course attendance, to refresh and further my skills. I also attend regular clinical supervision, and have personal therapy to maintain my own well-being.
Throughout my years as a psychotherapist/ counsellor, I have supported many individuals, couples and families to deal with the problems in their lives, and find workable solutions and positive outcomes.
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling and creative therapy for children and young people.
Perinatal support; Attachment and bonding difficulties/issues in mothers and babies
Emotional, social and behavioural difficulties in children and teens
Concessions offered for
A discount is available for block bookings of 6 sessions or more
Please call, text, email or visit www.timetohealtherapy.co.uk for further information.
What to expect:
You will be welcomed into a comfortable therapy room where you are invited to relax and share your troubles with a friendly, non-judgemental counselling professional. During the initial session, I will request some basic information about you and the issues you are facing, and you are welcome to ask me any questions you might have.
The initial session lasts for up to an hour and ongoing therapy sessions last for 50 minutes each. Sessions usually take place on a weekly or fortnightly basis, but can be ad hoc as well if that suits you better, until an agreed ending between therapist and client is reached.
Telephone / video counselling sessions also last 50 minutes and are arranged in advance, where we agree a suitable day and time for me to call you.