Looking for an experienced therapist you can trust with your wellbeing and sensitive information takes courage.
Perhaps you are seeking therapy for specific issues? Or maybe you don’t know where your distress comes from, or why?
Possibly you are feeling content already and you would like to enhance particular areas of, or relationships in, your life?
HELPING YOU - MY APPROACH
My aim is to develop a supportive and caring relationship with you so you can trust me when you are feeling fragile or overwhelmed.
You might feel anxious, pressurised or stressed about an issue and be urgently seeking a way forward. I will consider your needs with patience and sensitivity.
I will listen to you attentively and sincerely, having your best interests at heart, to help you explore in-depth your personal experiences and circumstances. Together, we will seek to consider your situation thoroughly, how it affects you and how you might overcome difficulties.
Our work together in therapy may help you develop a clearer view of your situation, enable you to see an existing problem from new perspectives, gain insight into yourself and your relationships and find ways of moving forward. This process can allow you to embrace new opportunities, make different choices and take actions to enhance your life.
My own personal and professional development is a crucial aspect of my work as a therapist; it nurtures and supports my practice. It includes regular individual and group work with other therapists and attending conferences and seminars.
Although my practice is not limited to specialist areas, my particular areas of interest and experience include:
Adverse childhood experiences
I have special training and considerable clinical experience in supporting adults who have undergone adverse childhood experiences and trauma. I have explored in depth the impact that such early life experiences might have in later life.
I have worked extensively for the NHS in London offering short term therapy (12 sessions) for clients diagnosed with clinical depression. This included examining the different ways that depression affects many individuals.
I have also worked within the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, helping vulnerable groups who present physical symptoms as a result of mental health concerns, such as depression and anxiety.
Life and career transitions
I have experience of and a deep interest in supporting adults who are considering or undergoing life and career transitions. I am acutely aware of the challenges and distress that living within different cultures and contexts may bring.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Bachelor’s degree BA (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling (Middlesex University)
- Clinical Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (Metanoia Institute) and accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
- Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) in Autogenic Therapy from the British Autogenic Society and approved by the British Psychological Society (BPS)
- Further training in working with adults impacted by adverse childhood experiences and trauma.
- Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
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
Please contact me to schedule a free 50 minute online, telephone or face-to-face exploratory session. In this session, we can clarify what you want to achieve through therapy, decide whether we can work well together and address any queries you may have about how I work, without any commitment to continue.
After the exploratory session, my fee is £60 for a 50 minute session.
Sessions are usually held on the same day at the same time weekly. However, we can discuss this depending on your needs.
I currently offer online and telephone therapy. (I might be able to offer face-to-face sessions from December/January following government guidelines and hygiene measures ).
MAINTAINING YOUR GOALS FOR THERAPY
We will periodically review our work together as part of your therapy to help us focus on your priorities and goals.