I am based in Sidcup and I work with clients who are experiencing anxiety, self-esteem issues and depression. I help them explore and process their range of emotions, understand what is behind those emotions, and find a happier path ahead. I believe that the key to good counselling is the client-counsellor relationship. I work to build a relationship so that you feel safe to explore what is going on for you. Sometimes it is hard to open up and talk about how you feel. I understand how difficult this can be and I will go at your pace, when you are ready.
Often clients I see are experiencing a level of anxiety which they are unable to move on from. Many clients have self-esteem issues and don’t feel good enough. They can be confused about why they are anxious or feeling bad about themselves. These feelings can often be related to events in their lives that haven’t been worked through. I help clients to understand the root cause of their feelings, enable them to come to terms with those feelings and then build a new, happier and healthier path ahead.
I work in an integrative way which means that I tailor my work to each individual client. Every client has different needs and different ways of working. I ensure that I take the time to recognise that and adapt my practice to ensure that each client gets the best that they can from our time together.
Taking that first step of looking for therapy can be difficult. I can offer you a free, 15-minute telephone call where we can have a chat about what you are looking for and whether you feel you would like to work with me. Please send me an email or give me a call and I will respond to you. within 48 hours. I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Mental Health First Aid for Adults
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I adhere to their ethical framework, ensuring that I work in an ethical and safe way. This means that I will put your needs first and create a safe environment where you can place your trust in me.
I have always felt passionate about supporting people through their difficult times. I spent several years as a volunteer at MIND, working with service users with complex mental health issues.
Prior to working in private practice, I worked in the Low Cost Counselling Service with Mind and also within the NHS IAPT service. I also volunteered at a service for unemployed people with mental health issues. As a counsellor I have worked with clients from varied backgrounds with a wide range of issues. I have worked with clients to support them through loss, bereavement, relationship problems, childhood trauma, domestic violence, terminal illness, health anxiety, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and many more issues.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a free initial telephone conversation where we can talk about whether you feel that I can help you.
I charge £45 for a 50 minute session for individuals. Payments should be made via bank transfer a minimum of 48 hours prior to the session. A session is only confirmed when payment is received.
If you need to cancel your session, please give me 48 hours notice. If you need to rearrange your session and request this in good time, I will look to see if that is possible.
I work in a calm and peaceful therapy room in Sidcup, Kent which is easily accessible by public transport and car.
I am a ten minute walk from Sidcup Station and close to the 233 bus route. I also offer off road parking when parking restrictions are in use.