I don't know who I am right now. I have no idea where I am going. How did I even get to this point and what on earth do I do now to get to where I need to be?
Many of us experience these thoughts and feelings at some point in our lives and this can leave us feeling lost, anxious and alone. Feeling lost can be painful and confusing. Maybe you've experienced a physical loss through a recent bereavement or relationship break up. Perhaps you're experiencing a more conceptual loss of confidence, control and direction in life or perhaps you just cannot quite put your finger on it but you can't escape from the fact that you wake up feeling unfulfilled or go to bed wondering where your life's heading.
I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space in which to talk freely and to be genuinely heard, to think and to feel, to explore and to discover. Whilst out in the world you may feel boxed in by the specific roles expected of you, in the counselling space you are just you and my role is to help you to use this time and freedom to explore, to seek your own answers and to help yourself to bring about the changes you would like to make. Ultimately, we are working together to help you to regain control and inner peace in your life.
I work using a Humanistic Integrative approach and am therefore able to use various styles of counselling according to what works most effectively for you in our sessions. My experience has included working with clients in a GP surgery and in the North London Hospice and within these contexts, I have worked with a variety of presenting issues including depression, anxiety, bereavement, self-harm, abuse, stress, prolonged illness, relationship difficulties and anger issues.
I currently have my own private practice and work in Oakwood N14, Barnet EN4 and Enfield EN2.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (a BACP accredited qualification) from CPPD Counselling School. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists and practice in accordance with their ethical framework.
In addition to counselling, I have worked for many years with adults, teenagers and children in the teaching field and have worked as a Student Welfare Officer and as a volunteer in a homeless shelter.
- Advanced Diploma (Professional Training) in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
- Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
- Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
- Counselling and Counselling Skills (Year 1 of Certificate of Higher Education)
- Skills training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CPD)
- Time-Limited Counselling (CPD)
- Psychiatry, Psychopathology and Psychodynamics (CPD)
- Children & Grief Course
- Borderline Personality Disorder
Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45 per 50 minute session
Some concession fees may be available. I will do my best to help.