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FdSc MBACP

About me

Sometimes life is just overwhelming - often we know what the root cause of the problem is and occasionally we don't.  Perhaps you have had a realisation that coping on your own isn't working and talking to someone else could help. Whatever the reason you have landed on my page today, I hope it gives you an insight into what I do.

I'm a person-centred talking therapist based in SW London and I aim to provide you with a safe, private and peaceful place to explore what is going on with you. You will have a confidential space to speak about concerns that maybe you are unable to discuss with anyone else. Rather than offer advice I work collaboratively with you to make sense of your world and help you explore ways of making positive changes.

I work integratively with different approaches. No one size fits all and so I tailor my approach to each individual. No issue is too small and I work in both the short and long term and will be guided by your wishes.

Having faced my own challenges and formed an authentic relationship with my therapist I experienced first hand the power of an empathic, caring, non-judgemental and safe space to explore my feelings.  My aim is to offer a similar experience to you.

Training, qualifications & experience

For the last few years, I have been volunteering with Release Counselling in Surbiton and worked with a wide range of clients from many backgrounds, with a broad spectrum of life experiences.   I am committed to professional and personal growth through, supervision, personal reflection and continued Professional Development through training and regular supervision.

I have always been fascinated in human nature and behaviour and following careers in marketing and teaching I retrained to be a counsellor.

I am a member of the BACP and am guided by and work within their Ethical Framework.

Qualifications & Professional Memberships

  • Member of the BACP
  • FdSc Foundation Degree Humanistic Counselling & Psychotherapy from Greenwich University
  • NCFE Level 3 Counselling
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education from King Edward's College, Winchester
  • BSc Hons Degree in Psychology from UCL, London

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

Free initial Telephone Consultation.

It's important for you to find the right counsellor so I offer a free 30-minute no-obligation initial telephone consultation. During this time we can discuss briefly what it is that has drawn you to counselling and to see if you feel you would like to explore further with me.

FEES

Weekdays 9-6pm £60 for 50 minutes

Mornings 7-9am & Evenings 7-9pm £70 for 50 minutes

Fees to be paid by bank transfer before session or in cash.

When I work

I offer daytime, early morning and evening appointments during the week. Also Saturday morning availability.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

My room is up a flight of stairs so unfortunately not appropriate for people with mobility challenges.