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I am a qualified Counsellor, offering sessions in E3 and SW9.
Sometimes we find ourselves stuck in life, unable to move forward. We may have something that’s getting in the way of us reaching our full potential. Maybe we aren’t quite sure what’s going on but something doesn’t feel right; for example in regards to work, or maybe experiencing some difficulty in relationships, in processing a bereavement or a loss of some sort, or it may be a longstanding difficulty.
These issues and many others alike, can throw us off course in life, and we can lose ourselves momentarily and we may need support getting through a tough time.
Or maybe more simply, there is a curiosity and desire to get to know yourself better.
I believe we all have it in us to figure out a way forward, and with this in mind I like to offer a supporting environment free of judgement to help in this process. That said, I work on the premise that you are the expert in your life, and I aim to encourage your voice within to become stronger. I do this by holding a space for authentic connection where together we can begin to explore and understand your inner world, figuring out what is important along the way that can help in the various parts of your life.
Quote-: Only when we feel totally able to be ourselves can we begin to look within.
Feeling unhappy and unsatisfied with life is something I can understand, especially the disconnection with the self which can arise through traumatic events and through life’s ups and downs and we can be unaware of the havoc that is being caused.
The experience of going for therapy was hugely important and beneficial to my development and my ongoing journey and I want to pass this on to others.
I also can understand what it’s like to be thinking about reaching out for help for the first time and how daunting it can be.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Qualified Counsellor with a BA in Person-Centred Counselling and a qualified ‘Counselling for Depression’ (CfD) practitioner. Currently in private practice in London E3 and SW9.
I have experience working for the mental health charity, Mind where I had the opportunity to provide support to people with a wide variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, loss, life stages, stress, employment, other relationship issues, women’s health, eating disorders.
I have experience working within an IAPT service, and have experience working briefly (from 8 weeks) as well as longer term.
I grew up multi-culturally in London, which has sparked a huge interest in diversity over the years, as well as particular struggles with belonging to different minority groups, and the impact of this on communities.
I have over 10 years’ experience working in the corporate world as well as experience working within the music industry.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£80 Brixton (50 min session)
£70 Mile End (50 min session
£85 Couples (50 min - 1hr session)