I am a BACP accredited 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).
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)
I have also attended several lectures and workshops exploring various topics e.g. CBT for anxiety, depression and trauma; working with emotional hurt, anger, jealousy, procrastination; Focusing, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Brief Therapy.
I have five and a half years’ experience of working at the Centre for Better Health in Hackney and four years of experience 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, stress and a lack of direction and purpose in life.
Registered / Accredited
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.
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
£60 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 £60 is booked and paid for in advance (total £300 for six sessions).
I accept Bupa clients.