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MBACP, Dip. Therapeutic Counselling

About me

If life is feeling overwhelming, or if you feel misunderstood or unheard, I am here to help you.

I understand finding the right person to trust and talk to can feel difficult, but together we can explore your issues, in a safe place where you will be heard fully; and where you will be able to process your thoughts openly without judgement. 

As a qualified integrative counsellor, I draw upon a person-centred, humanistic and psychodynamic approach. This places my client’s best interest first and facilitates the safe and trusted exploration of past conflicts, trauma and struggles that may still be affecting a client’s present world. As each person is unique, I tailor my approach specifically for each client; enabling them to process difficult emotions or issues for improved self-awareness and acceptance. My belief is with the right empathetic support, everyone has the potential to become unstuck and move forward positively to reach their full potential.  

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Registered Member of the BACP.

My experience includes supporting adults experiencing mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, sexual abuse, addiction, bereavement, low self-esteem, self-identity, cultural issues, postnatal depression, and work related stress. I also work within a SW London counselling agency. 

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

£65.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Free initial 30min session by phone or Zoom so you can ask any questions and ensure I am the right fit for you.  

When I work

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Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom