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PGDip, MBACP

About me

Thank you for visiting my profile. I know from my own experience what a big step it is to reach out for help. At some point in our lives, we encounter emotional difficulties. If you are reading this, you may well be feeling that part of your life is troubling you.

Whether it’s something that has happened in your life or you are finding your feelings or relationships with people hard to manage, as a qualified MBACP counsellor, I will offer you a safe, confidential space to listen to you without judgment. I will also help you reflect on how you can grow into the person you want to become.

I will prioritise understanding how you experience the world rather than interpreting your world for you and making assumptions. My focus to do this is by building a trusting, respectful and honest relationship with you in which you feel heard and valued.

I will respect the pace you want to work at and what boundaries you want to set for our work together and encourage you to find your own inner resources and make choices that are right for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a PGDip in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling from Metanoia Institute, a leading psychotherapy and counselling training organisation. I am a member of BACP and am guided by their ethical framework.

I have supported people with their mental health for many years and worked across a wide range of counselling settings, including the NHS and charity sector. My clients come from many different walks of life and from diverse communities and I continue to work with charities that provide culturally sensitive counselling.

I also have a BA in Theology from Oxford University. Previously I have worked in the legal profession and in mental health as a support worker.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Conflict around identity, e.g. sexuality, culture and religion

Chronic illness and injury

Financial worries

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Rooms For Therapists (Chiswick) Ltd, 1A Belmont Road, London, W4 5UL

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults