You may be feeling anxious about reaching out to someone with your concerns and challenges. Life can be complicated sometimes and seem difficult to navigate. We all have challenges that we may be facing now, or have faced in the past and there is great value in not having to face those challenges alone. Maybe you are dealing with anxiety, burnout, divorce, loss, disordered eating, the effects of abuse or childhood trauma. I aim to provide a warm, welcoming and safe environment for you to talk about these issues.
As an integrative counsellor I have a variety of methods to suit my clients’ needs and preferences, and I am able to come alongside you and form an alliance that makes it possible to explore thoughts, feelings and difficulties. Counselling can be a challenging process in itself and it takes courage to trust another person with your inner world. But ultimately it can be very rewarding and liberating; providing insight into behaviour, removing the blockages to change and promoting healing.
It can be difficult to make that initial contact and I am well aware of that so my aim is to make the process as easy as possible for you. If you email me we can arrange an initial meeting or phone call to talk about what you want to get out of counselling, I will explain how it works and we can discuss how often you would like to meet i.e. weekly or fortnightly. This will help us decide whether to meet up for a second session and start counselling together.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- DipHE Integrative Counselling Waverley Abbey College validated by Roehampton University
- Master Practitioner Skills in Eating Disorders - National Centre for Eating Disorders
- Seven years working in the NHS as part of the Nursing Team
- Volunteer Counsellor with Heart and Mind London
- Volunteer Counsellor with 96 Harley Street Ltd
- Honorary Counsellor with Women and Girl's Network at Ealing Rape Crisis Centre
- Continuing Professional Development Training including Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Sandtray Therapy, Gestalt, Bereavement Counselling, Psychosomatic Therapy (the effect of trauma on the body), Gender Violence, Health Coaching, Wellness
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45 per hour