Hello and welcome! Life is often hard and can challenge us in many ways. Sometimes we reach a point where we experience difficulty in making sense of our lives. You may be feeling anxious, lack confidence, be suffering loss or experiencing other significant changes in your life. When your feelings are difficult to understand and manage, being able to talk freely and openly about what is happening for you can help you to develop new insights, growth and healing in your life.
I understand how daunting it can feel to take the initial steps towards therapy. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and welcoming environment where we can explore together, in confidence, the issues or challenges you are experiencing. I strive to work relationally as I believe it is through the development of this trusting therapeutic relationship where you can feel able to look at yourself and seek an understanding of your own thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I will be alongside supporting you as you come to find your own answers to connect more fully with your sense of who you are. We will explore how you relate to yourself and to life to help you feel empowered to make your own choices and decisions and begin to shape a new future.
If you are experiencing difficult or distressing times right now and would like to talk to someone who is trained to help, please contact me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Humanistic counsellor, a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a member of the Metanoia Institute where I graduated with a Diploma in Humanistic Counselling and a BSc in Humanistic Counselling from Middlesex University. As a Humanistic counsellor I am able to draw on many therapeutic approaches and this allows me to work flexibly to adapt our work to fit your individual needs.
I have worked for many counselling agencies and alongside my private practice work I am currently working for a counselling service in West London helping adults of all ages with a wide range of issues and difficulties including: Stress and Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement, Loss and Life changes, Relationship difficulties and breakdown, Loneliness, Addiction, Low Confidence and Self-esteem, Traumatic experiences from past and present, Emotional, Physical and Sexual Abuse.
I am also committed to my own professional and personal development so that I continue to enhance the service I provide. I do this by regularly attending CPD workshops and training courses.
My work is registered by BACP, fully insured and professionally supervised in accordance with BACP guidelines and adheres to BACP code of ethics.
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
I offer a free 30 minute introductory conversation to help you decide if you would like to start counselling sessions. This session is an opportunity for us to meet and discuss what you would like to get from the counselling experience and how we can work together. There will be the chance to ask any questions you may have and help you decide whether we are a 'good fit'.
If we decide to work together, counselling sessions of 50 minutes will take place weekly at the same time. We will agree a regular time to meet. When necessary, I do offer some flexibility around meeting times.
Sessions cost £60
Working remotely via Zoom and telephone call only during the current Covid-19 situation.
Daytime and some evening sessions available
I am a qualified and experienced online and telephone counsellor. During the Coronavirus crisis I have moved to offering all therapy via Zoom or telephone. I will return to working face-to-face in Kensington (short walk from Earl's Court tube station) when it is safe to do so. You choose how you would like to meet, we can discuss options during our introductory session and you will be free to switch your choice at any time.