About me

Are you going through a difficult time in your life right now?

Are you suffering from work-related stress, the demands of partners, parents or children, depression, generalised anxiety disorder or panic attacks?  Does life feel like an uphill struggle?

Are you facing a particular crisis, loss or relationship breakup?

Are you bereaved and struggling with feelings of grief and loss?

Are you feeling anxious, depressed or overwhelmed by something that has happened in your life?

Does it feel like your life is mundane and you never really feel happy?  Do you feel like you are just ‘going through the motions’ of life with no real highs or lows and you just ‘get on with it’?  Are you wondering if this is all there is?

Do you feel that situations in your past continue to affect you because of deep-rooted experiences and long-standing difficulties?

Whatever your situation, therapy and counselling can help:

·      It is a way of getting help and support in your life now

·      It is a space for you talk about the things which you never talk to anyone else about and that cause you anxiety or make you feel down and bad about yourself

·      It is a space to look at your life, the things that have happened to you and how you have been affected so that you can start to make changes

I offer a safe, confidential and caring space where together we can explore the things that concern you, help you to make sense of what is happening, find out what you want from life and work towards that.

I work in two different ways.  Firstly I am a Therapist who uses different methods depending on what you needs

Secondly I work using CBT/REBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy) which involves working short-term in a focussed way in order to deal with specific problems, phobia's, generalised anxiety disorders, depression, panic attacks and many other issues.

I am a registered and accredited member of the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and I work within the UKCP code of ethics.

I have a Private Practice in South Woodford.  I see clients for both long-term and short-term work.  Feel free to Email or Call me to discuss arranging an initial Session to talk about your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

EXPERIENCE

I have over 10 years of one-to-one Counselling and Therapy experience working with a wide range of clients in both long-term and short-term therapy.  I also have extensive experience working with complex bereavement in an NHS setting and in short-term work for an NHS IAPT Service.

I have worked with a wide range of issues including generalised anxiety disorders, depression, stress, loss, bereavement, miscarriage, panic attacks, relationship difficulties, gender and identity issues, trauma, sexual/physical/emotional abuse, rape.

I have an enhanced DBS check and am covered by professional indemnity insurance.

QUALIFICATIONS

-   Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling
-   BSc Psychology and Counselling
-   Diploma in CBT/REBT
-  Currently completing an Advanced Diploma in CBT/REBT and an Advanced Integrative Diploma in CBT/REBT

OTHER TRAINING COURSES COMPLETED

-   5-day Bereavement Training
-   Creative Imagination
-   My Purpose – The Next Step
-   Unfolding the Story: Archaeology of the Soul’s Journey
-   Prolonged Exposure Therapy
-   Teaching Clients to Use Mindfulness Skills
-   Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors – Working with Dissociative Disorders in  Clinical Practice
-   Vision Boards and Ritual
-    Making Trauma Therapy Safer

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work specifically with bereavement, generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic attacks, sleep disorders, depression, childhood abuse, domestic violence, rape and many other areas.

Fees

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

The Cost for a 50 minute Session is £60 - Please note I work online via zoom, on the phone and also in person in South Woodford.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday to Friday from 7am until 10pm

Further information

I have completed a Diploma in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and REBT (Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy) and am happy to work in this way - This works primarily for short-term work and is solution-focussed in order to help someone move quickly to where they want to be.  This type of Therapy is ideal for Clients who have a specific issue or goal in mind for Therapy - It is particularly effective for generalised anxiety disorder, phobia's and compulsive thoughts/actions, panic attacks, depression and sleep disorders.  In my experience this type of effective and specific work normally lasts between 6 and 12 sessions.

Lily House
11 The Shrubberies
George Lane
South Woodford
London
E18 1BD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

I offer 50 minute Zoom and Phone Sessions.

Online platforms

Zoom