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BA (Hons), MBACP, Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

About me

I’m a strong believer that, in the words of Nelson Mandela “there is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living” – yet sometimes life is really quite tough and we find ourselves struggling and this ideal seems far from our reality.

As COVID-19 disrupts our lives you may find yourself feeling emotionally overwhelmed, anxious, lonely, trapped and even feeling a huge sense of loss. You may have been struggling for some time and not got around to addressing it and now that something may be feeling a little bigger right now.

This is not the time to suffer alone, this is the time to reach out for support, a time to help and be kind to yourself.

Counselling can help during these difficult periods; it can offer you a confidential space to explore the strains you are facing and the impact they may be having on your relationships, work-life and wellbeing.

Feeling emotionally overwhelmed can be a lonely place and through our work and counselling relationship I will support you in addressing your current situation and possibly looking back at painful times from the past and how they might be limiting you now.

Counselling can be a really difficult process, for some acknowledging that they need counselling is hard, for others the work in the room can be challenging and painful. However it can also be a positive freeing experience that brings about insight and awareness, a change in relationships and a personal sense of being.


ONLINE - during this period I am only offering online video counselling and telephone counselling. You may feel daunted about using these methods for something that feels so personal and vulnerable but I want to encourage you that just like face-to-face counselling, it becomes more and more natural as our relationship develops and the work done, with adjustments, is as effective.

I offer both long and short-term counselling on a weekly basis

COST - I am currently offering concessionary rates for those who are struggling financially

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a First Class BA (Hons) in Integrative-Relational Counselling from Middlesex University and I am a registered Member of the BACP governing body.

I attend regular supervision and ongoing training as part of my continuous professional development.

In the past I have worked in the public sector as a workplace counsellor, a counsellor for a not for profit private agency and within the NHS.

I currently have my own private practice where I offer both long and short-term therapy on a weekly basis.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & 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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

Additional information

Wimbledon Village:
£65 for a 50 min session

Surbiton:
£60 for a 50 min session


Cheaper concession sessions are available, but limited, please contact for details and availability.

When I work

Weekdays & weekends including evenings

Further information

Please note that I have a weekly cancellation policy - 7 days notice required.

Wimbledon Village, London, SW19

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wimbledon Village only