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I am a BACP accredited & EMDR trained therapist.
I believe in people's capacity to develop and overcome life's challenges. I will help you recognise your ability to move forward and make choices that are empowering for you. I will listen to you without judgement and try to understand you. At times, I will give you information to help you towards your goals.
As an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist I bring knowledge form different traditions together to develop my own personal style. I draw on insights and concepts of various approaches, particularly the person-centred (humanistic), existential and cognitive behavioural therapies (CBT) and EMDR.
I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I am committed to treating all enquiries and content of sessions in the strictest confidence. I base my work on values of respect, trust, tolerance, fairness, freedom of choice and honesty.
Benefits of Therapy
Some of the therapeutic benefits my previous clients have reported include:
- increased self-acceptance
- improved self-esteem
- increased self-confidence
- more authority
- better understanding of themselves and others
- seeing things from a different perspective
- breaking free from old unhelpful patterns
- decreasing / ending addictive behaviours
- increased joy and optimism
- improved personal relationships
- courage to make decisions and take actions that lead to a more fulfilling and satisfying life.
I provide one-to-one counselling/psychotherapy on a short-term or long-term basis, depending on your needs. Therapy sessions last 50 minutes and are regular weekly appointments.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (BACP accredited)
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (NCFE accredited)
EMDR Part 1,2 & 3
I have also attended several lectures and workshops exploring various topics e.g. CBT for anxiety, depression; working with emotional hurt, anger, jealousy, procrastination; Focusing, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, EMDR...etc. I am recognised as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional by Evergreen Certification.
My professional experience includes five and a half years of working as a counsellor/psychotherapist at the Centre for Better Health in Hackney and eight years of working in private practice.
The clients I have worked with experienced a variety of mental health difficulties including depression, bipolar disorder, panic attacks and anxiety disorders. Some of my clients have not experienced any serious mental health disturbances but required support in facing various life challenges e.g. difficulties with personal relationships, dealing with abusive relationships, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, anger and stress.
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£70.00 per session
£70 for a 50-minute counselling/psychotherapy session.
A limited number of reduced fees available depending on your situation and availability.
I offer one free session if a block of six sessions at the rate of £70 is booked and paid for in advance (total £350 for six sessions).
I am registered with the following insurance companies:
- AXA Health
- Freedom Health Insurance
Please feel free to email me, text me or contact me to arrange a brief chat.
When I work