Looking for a therapist is a first step towards making changes in your life. When you explore anything you want to bring, anxiety, depression, feeling sad, loneliness, low self-esteem, low self-confidence or your experience of abuse and domestic violence, in a safe and non-judgemental environment, you will discover how to take control of your life and find options to change and move forward.
I can support you
- To grow self-esteem and self-confidence
- To become more self-aware
- To connect with yourself and others, feeling less isolated and alone in the world
- To explore suicidal thoughts and finding options for change
- To explore self-harm and finding survival strategies
- To find acceptance and inner strength to move forward
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. In trustworthy therapeutic conditions you will become more self-aware, discovering your own abilities, resilience and options. Therapy supports your personal development.
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 what you need at this moment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have four years' experience as a counsellor for adults, many of whom have survived abuse and domestic violence. To me being a counsellor is the privilege to accompany you on your journey to a more fulfilled life, of growing self-esteem, self-acceptance, discovering your potential and feeling more connected to yourself.
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
My fee per 50 minute session is £60 unless otherwise agreed.
I currently have availability on Thursdays
Feeling sad with COVID-19, anxious and lonely? In my own experience the pandemic lockdown heightens everything. Though I cannot offer face to face sessions at the moment, I do offer online and telephone counselling as an alternative to support you. When face to face sessions are possible again, I will offer them in Brentford, TW8 8AH