At times we can feel overwhelmed by what is happening in our lives, and within our relationships, a situation has become intolerable over time, or we may want to make some changes. Choosing to start counselling is a recognition that someone may be able to help, instead of struggling to deal with the issues alone. There may have been a recent crisis, however sometimes it can be difficult to identify the reasons why we feel unhappy, and at these times talking to a counsellor in confidence can be beneficial and enlightening. Together we can work towards identifying patterns of feelings, thoughts and behaviours which may be contributing to your current difficulties.
Sometimes we need help to access our resources and capacities in order to deal with our problems. I work collaboratively and together we will explore your experiences in order to bring deeper understanding to your way of relating and responding. This offers an opportunity to recognise and manage your feelings and behaviours.
For counselling to be effective there needs to be an honest and trusting relationship, where uncomfortable or difficult matters can be explored in a safe environment. Feeling comfortable enough to put painful or confusing thoughts and feelings into words to identify your experience can bring understanding and relief. So whether you are experiencing relationship difficulties, anxiety, loss, depression, generalised anxiety disorder, stress, feeling low or alone, or coping with the illness of others or yourself, counselling can provide you with a safe space where you feel understood and change may be facilitated.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Integrative counsellor and will be able to support you by drawing from a variety of counselling approaches. This entails drawing from different theoretical approaches according to each clients individual needs.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists), whose ethical framework and guidelines I adhere to (www.bacp.co.uk).
Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Professional Diploma in Hypnotherapy
I undertake regular CPD in order to maintain and enhance my skills and knowledge whilst keeping up to date with research.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Childhood bereavement
- Dependent personality disorder
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Existential therapy
My fees are £40 per hour for individual clients.
£35 for counselling students.
I operate a 48 hour cancellation policy.
I work Monday to Friday daytime and evening and Saturday morning.
My practice is in Ealing, a short walk from both Ealing Common and Ealing Broadway Station. It is close to the Uxbridge Road and several bus routes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday daytime and evening sessions Saturday morning
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|