We all encounter difficult times in life. The loss of loved ones, relationship breakdown, difficulties at work, and poor physical health, for example, may have a huge impact on our ability to function. We may find it difficult to cope and struggle to know what to do to feel better. At these times counselling may be beneficial. I believe that one of the most important aspects of counselling is the relationship that we develop between us, and I offer a safe and non-judgemental space where we can work together to explore the issues that are important to you.
I will not tell you what to do or offer advice, but will work with you to understand the difficulties you are experiencing and to find ways of coping with the challenges that life throws at us.
I offer individual counselling and work integratively, drawing on person-centred, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural models. I have a particular interest in bereavement and experiences of loss, including the breakdown of relationships. I currently offer sessions online, as well as walking therapy in Greenwich Park.
If you would like to arrange an initial session please email me at email@example.com. An initial session gives you the opportunity to learn more about the way I work, and we can explore what has brought you to counselling at this time. At the end of this session we can discuss whether you would like to go ahead with regular weekly sessions together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, a Masters in Mental Health Studies and an undergraduate degree in Psychology.
I am a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and I am a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).
I have experience working in a variety of settings including mental health charities, community counselling, and primary care. I have worked with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationship difficulties, work related issues, and other such difficulties.
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I have some flexibility in my working hours, so please do get in touch to enquire about sessions outside of the availability listed above.