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MSc, Dip. Humanistic Counselling., MBACP

About me

As a Humanistic counsellor I offer a safe, empathic space to explore whatever has led you here. I will support you to manage your distress and enable your individual potential for growth and fulfilment to be realised. Being holistic in my approach we can creatively work together to make sense of your inner world and unblock disruptions to your psychological health. This process promotes empowering strength and choice in the ‘here and now', all within a non-judgemental, and confidential environment.

I have particular interest in working relationally which can include us reflecting together on our interactions to help inform, support, and improve your relationships with yourself and others. My work is underpinned by attachment theory which considers our earliest relationships and on-going key relational experiences as informative in how we come to interact in the world. By increasing self-awareness in these ways pathways to making different choices become more visible and easier to navigate. I will be there to support and validate this journey.

I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) whose code of ethics I abide by. Since qualifying as a Humanistic Counsellor in 2015 I have worked in a range of settings including private practice, voluntary sector, charitable organisations and with NHS referrals. I have experience of both time-limited and open ended counselling.

I have experience working with a wide range of issues including anger, anxiety, bereavement, childhood issues, depression, health, identity, isolation, loneliness, family, personal development, relationships, sadness, self-esteem, social anxiety, stress, trauma, and work-related issues.

Prior to training as a Counsellor, I have worked in many caring roles supporting families, young people and individuals experiencing long-term mental health difficulties within the community and within residential settings.

You are welcome to contact me by phone or email to discuss your situation, or set up an initial appointment. All sessions last 50 minutes and in the initial session we will be able to meet and explore what has led you to this point and if this type of counselling is a good fit for you. Following this I offer short, long term and open ended counselling.

I offer sessions both online and face to face at either my practice located in Epsom, 20 minute walk from the town centre, near to bus stops, free parking. Or from a consulting room in Brixton, 2 minute walk from the tube station. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma Humanistic Counselling; BSc (Hons) Reflective Practice; MSc Research Methods of psychology; BSc Psychology.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £50.00 to £60.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

Initial appointments are free and all 50 minute sessions thereafter are £50 in KT18 and £60 in SW9. 

Concessions may be available for counselling students. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I currently have some availability on Tuesday and Wednesday daytimes. Please enquire if you are looking for an appointment at other times as I may have further availability.

Further information

I am a BACP Registered Member and I subscribe to their Ethical Framework.

I am in regular supervision with an accredited supervisor who oversees my clinical work.

I hold full professional liability insurance.

Epsom, Surrey, KT18

Brixton, Lambeth, London, SW9

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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My practice is located on the ground floor, there is a step to enter and therefore unfortunately is not currently wheelchair accessible.