What I offer
I am committed to provide a professional relationship that is caring, trusting and ethical. It creates an environment in which the client feels safe. Feeling heard, understood and accepted helps and supports you to (re)gain your courage, your purpose and your ability to make determined decisions.
Looking for a therapist is a first step towards making changes in your life. I will be alongside you when you identify, explore, understand and address your difficulties.
Whatever you are bringing to therapy, we can find a way to work together. Being a counsellor is the privilege to accompany you on your journey to a more fulfilled life
My approach is person-centred. Due to our upbringing, messages from society and culture, life-events and relationships, your feelings can be blocked or disconnected from yourself. Feeling heard, understood and accepted supports you in re-connecting to yourself. I believe that with me accepting you, having empathy for you, being open and real, we will build up a trusting therapy relationship.
If you are confident to make the next step, you might want to give me a call. We then can discuss if I’m offering you is what you need at this moment. I work with individuals.
Availability and length of sessions
After an initial session, during which we can discuss your individual needs and goals, I can offer short term work of 6-8 weeks together, and longer 'open ended' counselling (with a commitment to regular reviews).
I offer online and phone sessions. Each session lasts for 50 minutes.
I also offer walk and talk therapy. These outdoor sessions last for 1 hour.
I work Wednesday evenings, whole days Thursdays and Sunday mornings.
For online and telephone sessions you only need a space in which you feel safe and able to explore your emotions.
I offer walk and talk therapy in some parks in Ealing (Elthorne Park, Lammas Park and Walpole Park), which are all close to either tube stations or bus stops.
Most of my counselling work has been with abuse survivors, anxiety and stress. I can support you in
· developing self-esteem and self-confidence
· reducing anxiety, depression and stress
· becoming more self-aware
· connecting with yourself and others, feeling less isolated and alone
· finding acceptance, inner strength and options for change
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over four years' experience as a counsellor for adults, many of whom have survived abuse and domestic violence. I also work as an assessor for a therapeutic charity.
I have the following qualifications:
- BA (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling. (Middlesex University, London)
- Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling – Metanoia Institute London, accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
- Certificate in Systemic Coaching – BR-Systemberatung – by the quality standards of the European Coaching Association (ECA).
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
From £35.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
My fee per 50-minute telephone and online session is £50, unless otherwise agreed
A 60-minute walk and talk therapy session is £60, unless otherwise agreed
I offer walk and talk therapy in Elthorne Park in W7, Walpole Park in W5 and Lamas Park in W13. Being outdoors and active can increase your wellbeing and self-confidence and have an decreasing effect on anxiety, depression and stress.