Taking the first steps to find the right therapist may seem daunting, sharing your most personal thoughts and experiences can be a painful journey, along this journey I will listen to you, offer you a confidential, non-judgemental, empathic, safe space where I will help you work through, accept and move on from any issues you may have. By providing a safe space we will enter into a therapeutic relationship where you hold the key to the next step towards personal growth, this can be life changing process.
I have been working with clients for 10 years, during this time I have worked with many clients from many different backgrounds. I work with adults on a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, stress, loss and bereavement. I am an integrative counsellor using different theoretical approaches, Person Centred and Psychodynamic models, working in the moment and/or visiting the past connecting patterns of behaviour to the present. Every client is an individual and I tailor my approach to meet your needs, we will work together at your own pace.
I offer long-term and short-term therapy for individuals on a weekly basis depending on the client’s needs.
I offer an initial 15 minute telephone conversation for you to tell me about your presenting issues, this will help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you.
The first session
In the first session, I will do an assessment, I will explain confidentiality and how I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I will ask you for some details for example: Name, address, contact details and an emergency contact. We will discuss and read the terms of our contract with each other. You will have time to ask any questions you may have. This session can last 60-70 minutes.
Sessions will be 50 minutes in duration.
Clients I work with:
Adults, Older adults, Young Adults and Trainee Students.
How I deliver therapy:
I offer Long and short-term therapy, Online by Zoom and Telephone counselling (Face to Face therapy will resume when the Pandemic subsides further. Occasionally, we may be able to meet locally outside by arrangement).
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling Counselling Tutor - July 2021. BACP Approved.
- Level 2, Online and Telephone Counselling, August 2021.
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB.
- Level 3 Advanced counselling skills.
- Level 2 Introduction to Counselling CPCAB.
- Safeguarding vulnerable adults.
- Bereavement training.
- Addiction training.
- Domestic Abuse Training
- Current DBS.
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
£40.00 per session
Concessions offered for
A session lasts 50 minutes and can be booked on a regular day and time, where possible, once a week. I am also able to accommodate shift workers.
Therapy is offered online by Zoom and by telephone. It is of the utmost importance you have a private space for your sessions.
I am on the Shirley, Surrey/Kent boarder (West Wickham and Beckenham).