Welcome to my profile. I believe that in order to overcome life’s challenges and achieve the sense of well-being you desire in life, developing a strong self-awareness is essential. I have an interest in helping you understand how your early relationships with parents, carers, family and peers can shape how you relate to the world around you at present. I have experience of helping those who have faced depression, anxiety, low self-worth; identity issues, drug addiction and anger problems understand how they can be connected to thoughts and feelings that developed in early life.
I am aware that discovering these connections can be overwhelming and recognise the importance of working at your pace to support healthy, lasting and positive outcomes. I am also respectful of individual differences and adapt my approach to suit you; ensuring that you are comfortable and your needs are met.
Choosing a counsellor that you believe is right for you is a big decision, but if you think it could be me, I guarantee a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment where you can discover, explore and understand your thoughts feelings and responses. I am based at The Awareness Centre in Tooting as a Private Therapist. Please feel free to email or call for more information.
Training, qualifications & experience
For over 10 years I worked as an Independent Service Provider in schools and Pupil Referral Units delivering mentoring and self-development programmes that enabled young people to make positive life choices. While helping young people manage problematic behaviour I recognised the importance of offering ‘here and now’ coping strategies as they explored the underlying issues. I now successfully apply this knowledge and skill in his therapeutic practice - adeptly bringing together aspects of the different types of therapy in a manner that is sensitive to each client’s individual need. By living and working in a multi-cultural environment as both mentor and therapist I have developed a knowledge and understanding that allow me to work empathically and effectively with a wide range of client groups.
I have a BA Hons degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Sociology / Social Psychology), an Advanced Level Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and I am a registered member of the BACP. I am currently in the process of attaining a specialist master’s degree (MSc) with a focus on the psychology of addictive and repetitious behaviours.
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
Fee for Counselling (50 minutes):
Individual Counselling - £60 per session