Being on this page means you are probably already thinking about, or know you want, counselling. You may be experiencing difficulties, such as a relationship breakdown, struggling with depression or anxiety, or feeling shame or low self-esteem. Perhaps you sense something hasn’t felt right for a while, but you are unable to pin point why, or you recognise things are starting to feel wrong and you want a space to process things now before they get worse.
How can counselling help
Counselling can help you gain insight into your relationships, identify patterns that have formed in your life and understand how you want to move forward. Counselling can shed light on triggers of your anxiety and depression, and help develop healthy ways to manage these. It can also lead to understanding what is behind feelings of shame or low self-esteem; providing you the space and support to put aside things that you do not need to hold onto.
Counselling gives you time each week to slow down and can help you hear your own feelings and needs, and develop deeper connections and relationships. You are able to speak with someone who is there solely to listen to you and help you. Your relationship with me will be different from other relationships in your life, and it may be the first time you haven’t had to worry about someone else’s needs. Counselling allows you the opportunity and space to get in touch with who you are and what you want in life.
I believe each person is unique and has individual needs, therefore no one approach can work for every person. I am an integrative counsellor, which simply means I draw from a variety of different methods and counselling theories; tailoring an approach which helps you with what you need and where you are throughout the counselling journey.
I focus on creating a warm, empathic and caring relationship in which you feel heard, supported and accepted; helping you develop and see change in your life. I believe the counselling relationship can also be used to help you understand your relationships and ways of relating with others in your life; past and present. This understanding can help you develop your ways of relating to others and even yourself.
Where am I based
I see clients online and face to face. During the ongoing situation with Covid-19 and social distancing I am currently seeing all clients online.
Online counselling takes place on a confidential and secure video platform. Face to face counselling takes place in Clapham Junction. The venue is close to regular bus and rail services. The room is quiet, comfortable and confidential.
How to get in touch
I know that it can sometimes be hard to reach out for help, especially when things are feeling tough in your life, so I would like to encourage you on this journey of finding a counsellor. If I sound like the right counsellor for you, please do contact me and we can have a free initial conversation about your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience counselling a wide range of clients and concerns, with a particular focus on relationship difficulties, self-esteem, shame, depression and anxiety. I have a real heart for seeing people step into their full potential, and have helped clients understand themselves better, gain insight into how their past has impacted their present sense of self, and feel happier in themselves, their life and relationship choices.
Alongside my private practice, I also work as a counsellor for a charity offering long-term therapy. I previously worked for a not-for-profit organisation, providing short and long-term counselling for their low cost and NHS IAPT services.
Training & Qualifications
I am a Registered Member of BACP (379138), the leading professional association for members of the counselling professions. As a member I adhere to their Ethical Framework and Professional Conduct procedures.
I hold an MSc in Therapeutic Counselling from the University of Greenwich, and a Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling & Counselling Skills from Birkbeck College, University of London. I am committed to continued professional development and attend regular training courses to maintain and develop my skills and knowledge.
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
£65.00 per session
The fee for weekly individual sessions is £65. I offer a limited number of concessionary spaces. Please contact me to discuss.
I offer a free 20 minute initial phone consultation to discuss why you are seeking counselling, answer any questions you may have and decide whether we would like to book a first session.
I currently have availability on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday early evening. Please contact me for more information.
If I sound like the right counsellor for you, please do contact me and we can arrange to have a free initial conversation about your needs.