I imagine the fact that you are reading this page means you are finding some parts of your life challenging at the moment. The difficulties and struggles we sometimes face may feel overwhelming at times. It might be a specific matter - a bereavement, a relationship breakdown, a job loss. Or it might be patterns that you notice are repeating themselves, keeping you feeling stuck. Taking some time out to talk with a therapist may be the first step towards a new understanding of yourself.
When looking for someone to explore with what is going on for you it is important to find a therapist or counsellor you feel you can trust and talk openly to. I aim to provide a safe, non-judgemental space for you to talk things over, hopefully helping to shed some light on feelings and responses that might seem hard to understand at the moment. It can be an opportunity to explore your deeper self and identify the paths that are right for you to enable you to grow and heal, emotionally and spiritually.
I am fully qualified and hold a Masters degree in Integrative Psychotherapy. I am a fully accredited member of the UKCP.
As well as talking therapy I occasionally use different techniques including EFT (also known as tapping) and EMDR.
I work with a wide range of presentations - depression, relationship issues, anxiety, and have worked in the voluntary sector, the NHS, and in private practice.
I am a recognised provider for AXA PPP, Aviva and Vitality Health Insurance.
Training, qualifications & experience
M.A Integrative Psychotherapy (Minster Centre/University of Middlesex)
PDip Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
UKCP (Full Clinical Memeber 2011167836)
I work both short and long term in both the private and voluntary sectors and have worked in the NHS in GP surgeries as a resident counsellor.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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
SW12 practice is close to both Clapham Junction and Wandsworth Common stations.