I believe that we are doing and living the best we can at each given moment. You might get stuck in your life experiences, especially if they are traumatic. Experiences such as abuse, domestic violence, bullying, loss and stress can result in anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, feeling sad, feeling trapped, lack of trust in yourself and others. I am committed to provide you with a professional relationship that is caring, trusting and ethical. It creates a safe environment in which you can explore anything you want. In the accepting and warm environment of therapy you can become more accepting of yourself and discover and develop your abilities.
As we all have different experiences, I belief that you know yourself best. Whatever you bring to therapy, I will follow your lead. I hope you find me warm, empathic, authentic and supportive in finding your inner strength and your resilience.
The emphasis in my continued professional development lies in training about trauma. I'm interested in how and why some life-events, some relationships, some experiences are traumatic and how we as human beings respond to survive.
I aim to support you in
· developing self-esteem and self-confidence
· reducing anxiety, depression and stress
· connecting with yourself and others, feeling less isolated and alone
· finding acceptance, inner strength and options for change
Length of sessions
An initial free session, during which we discuss your individual needs and goals, gives you the opportunity to see how I work and if what I offer is what you're looking for.
If we agree to work together, we would meet weekly, usually the same day and time, for a 50 minutes session. How many sessions you need depends on what you want to achieve and when you feel you have achieved it. We will review our work regularly.
Availability and Location
I can see you in person in Byron House, 112a Shirland Rd, London W9 2BT in the Institute for Psychoanalysis (please note that I am a Person Centred Counsellor). I currently have open slots Wednesday afternoon and evening and on Thursday evening.
I currently have an open walk and talk spot on a Wednesday morning at 9 am in Ealing, Walpole Park.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over four years' experience as a counsellor for adults, many of whom have survived abuse and domestic violence. I'm keeping my skills updated through continued professional development and courses.
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)
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
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
£65.00 per session
Free initial in-person session
Concessions offered for
My fee per 50-minute session is £65. I do offer some slots at a concessionary rate.
When I work
On Wednesday afternoon/evening I can see you in W9 2BT, also on Thursday evening at 6pm.
In Ealing I have a walk and talk space in Walpole Park on Wednesday at 9am.