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.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £45 per hour for individual clients.
£40 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.