I provide a safe and confidential space where you can talk about what is making you feel depressed or anxious. Coping with the loss of someone or something is often very difficult, and you may experience intense feelings of anger, sadness or regret. Some people want to understand or talk about difficult feelings rooted in their childhood, perhaps attempting to have better relationships with family members, a partner or friends. Some people's acute anxiety can trigger panic attacks and feelings of dissociation and detachment. I have worked with people who have experienced depersonalisation symptoms.
In my approach, we explore your past and present relationships to make sense and understand your present difficulties. I specialise in the treatment of acute anxiety and depression. Central to my work is the understanding of the unconscious mind to facilitate awareness, help you understand yourself better and perhaps elicit change.
My professional development has seen me undertake extensive and continuous personal psychotherapy and counselling. One of the benefits of which, is to help me empathise with your experience of coming for therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy.
I have worked in mental health for over eight years. My clinical experience includes working for the NHS and community services, providing counselling and carrying out mental health assessments. Alongside my private practice I work in the charity sector at Waterloo Community Counselling in the South Bank, London.
In addition to the above, I have experience working with the LGBT community and people from diverse cultural backgrounds. I am able to provide therapy in both English and Spanish.
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
Fees are between £70 - £80 per session, depending on time of day and location.
Whether you are feeling depressed or anxious, empty or stuck and perhaps confused about your feelings or don’t know what your feelings are, counselling and psychotherapy can help you understand yourself and come to terms with recent changes in your life or longstanding issues.
Some of the issues I can help you with are:
- Depression and suicidal thoughts
- Low self-esteem
- Relationship issues
- Sexual problems
- Difficulties concentrating
- Family difficulties
- Panic Attacks
HOW DO I KNOW IF THIS IS FOR ME?
When we first make contact, we can arrange a brief conversation over the phone about why you are considering counselling and make an initial appointment.
The first session is a stand alone session with no obligation to continue. This session gives you the opportunity to check if I am the right person for you. If you decide to go forward, we then talk about options for a treatment plan. Sessions are normally on a weekly basis, on a day and time convenient for both of us.