Hello and welcome to my profile.
Are you struggling with anxiety, relationships, low moods or depression? It is not easy living with these challenges, and neither is accessing support, but you have come to the right place. Taking the first step is often the hardest part.
I am a fully qualified Integrative Relational Counsellor. This means I practice a combined approach of counselling and psychotherapy, which can be tailored to individual needs. I am a proud member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and abide by their code of ethics.
I have a passion for helping people to grow and unlock their innate potential. I am passionate about my work which comes across in my relaxed but enthusiastic approach. I work in a relaxed, safe and non judgemental environment.
I am particularly skilled in working with anxiety and depression.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience of working as a therapist in front line NHS services. I have worked in mental health for seven years, which has given me experience of working with people who have a wide range of psychological and emotional difficulties.
I have worked with a wide range of issues including:
- Low moods and depression
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Suicidal thoughts / self harming
- Relationship problems
- Isolation and loneliness
- Long COVID
- BA (Hons) - Integrative-Relational Counselling - Middlesex University
- Level 3 - Integrative-Relational Counselling - Kingston College
- Introduction to Counselling Skills - Kingston College
As well as extensive mental health training, I also have training in the following areas:
- Safeguarding Level 3
- Working with Isolation and Loneliness
- Adverse Childhood Experiences
- Working with Autism spectrums Level 2
- Attachment Impact on Practice – Level 3
- Therapeutic Life story Work
- Gender Identity and Trans Awareness
- Young People and Children with Pathological Demand Avoidance
- Gangs & Youth Violence Awareness
- Aggressive and Difficult Behaviour training
- Cross-Cultural Domestic Violence Perpetrators
- Child Sexual Abuse - Level 3
- Radicalisation and Prevent
- Working with Unaccompanied Children
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
I offer a reduced fee of £40 for an initial consultation.
Following sessions will be charged at £60 per session, with a reduced rate for students and people on low incomes.
It can be daunting taking this first step. I am very aware of this. Give me a call for an informal chat or send an email. I am very happy to answer any questions you may have about my work or counselling in general.
I may be able to offer slots outside of these times also.