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I am a fully qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in East London, and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I adhere to ethical and professional conduct when working with clients and this is guided by the BACP framework. I am also a practitioner member of the Black, African, and Asian Therapy Network (BAATN).
My way of working is integrative, which means I use various methods and theories from a range of modalities to tailor my style to the individual's needs. I feel that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to therapy and that each client must be worked with, in an individual manner.
I believe that every person inherently possesses unique resources for personal growth, and I am here to support you on your journey towards this. Through collaborative work, we can explore different strategies to facilitate you achieving your desired outcome.
The therapeutic relationship is paramount in working through difficulties faced by an individual and so I would recommend having a complimentary initial chat to see if I am the right fit for you. This will also enable us to look at which type of therapy may be beneficial, too.
I am influenced by Person-Centred and Psychodynamic concepts in my work, as I like to get to the root cause of what is pertinent for the client at present, whilst always remembering that ‘the client is an expert in their own lives’. For more short-term counselling, I use ‘Gestalt’, ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapy’ (CBT) and ‘Solution Focused Brief Therapy’ techniques. If you are new to therapy, then these terms may not be familiar to you and so this is absolutely something that we will further discuss in our initial chat. The most important thing is, I like to find out more about you as an individual and consequently tailor my approach to your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed a level 3 foundation course in counselling children, with the 'Place2Be', and an accredited diploma course with the University of East London, where I became a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist.
I have an interest in counselling children, adolescents, and women, as I have experience working in various fields with these age groups. I have previously volunteered as a childline counsellor for three years with the NSPCC. I have also worked in a nursery, as a nanny, a youth worker, and as a play-scheme facilitator, and have worked with the NHS in a mental health day centre where I facilitated a women's group, to empower women in areas where they wanted more support, such as self-esteem and social skills. This sparked my desire to want to continue to work closely with women, especially those from a BAME background, due to the underrepresentation that this group faces.
My role as a support manager for a tuition company, for almost eight years, enabled me to provide counselling and coaching to both primary and secondary school pupils, as well as the young tutor and centre management teams.
I currently work for a charity that supports disabled children and families. I am also a volunteer counsellor at both ‘Place2Be’, within a primary school setting, and ‘The Mix’ charity where I provide support to children and adolescents aged between 10-25 years old. I offer both short-term counselling as well as open-ended psychotherapy and recommend a minimum number of four sessions, to begin with.
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
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I offer a free complimentary 15-minute chat
£25 for an initial assessment lasting 30 minutes
The fee for individual therapy is £50 for a 50-minute session.
I also offer single-session therapy. This is £100 for an 80-minute session and includes a 20-minute check-in, four weeks post-session.