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MA, PGDip, PGCE, BA(hons)
Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 1st October 2022

About me

I work both in the charitable sector and in private practice. This has given me valuable experience of working with people from all walks of life coping with a broad spectrum of issues.

I offer integrative therapy which means I can draw from different approaches in order to listen more effectively to your individual experience. My practice is non-judgemental and based upon equality. I am committed to an open dialogue with my clients where we can work together to try to find meaning and understanding in your individual experience.

Frequently asked questions:

If I start therapy do I have to commit for years?

No you don't. I offer short and long term therapy. Ultimately you decide when you would like to end therapy as part of an ongoing and open conversation.

I am not sure whether I really need therapy?

Sometimes it is worth starting therapy to understand whether you think the process will be useful to you or not. We can work together to understand this.

How will I know if you are right for me?

Book a trial appointment to see whether you feel comfortable with the therapist. Different people want different things from the process. I offer an initial consultation where we can  talk about what you feel would be useful to you. You can then consider whether you would like to begin working with me.

Will you put me under pressure to talk about things that I do not want to?

No.  My practice is based upon equality and connection. We will go at the pace that you set and that feels safe for you.  Part of the ongoing process of us developing our working alliance is  around understanding your pace.

If you have any other questions or would like to discuss making an appointment please e mail me or call me. Similarly if you have no idea what you are looking for but you know you need some support please get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training

MA Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling (Regent's University London)

Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling (Regent's University London)

Certificate in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling (Regents University London)

Basic Training in Mentalization Based Therapy (Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families)

Experience

I work at Wandsworth Association of Psychotherapists seeing clients in their low cost centre.

I also work at Spires Streatham providing long term psychotherapy for highly vulnerable individuals with complex needs.

Working across both services has given me valuable experience of working with people form all walks of life, coping with a broad spectrum of issues.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also have experience of working with:

  • Impulsivity issues .
  • The experience of being a parent who is separated from their children.
  • Experiences of immigration and asylum seeking.
  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
  • Housing insecurity

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

I charge £50 per session.

Further information

I am member of the BACP and adhere to their code of standards and ethics.

I am committed to practicing in awareness of diversity and difference. The therapeutic relationship is openly explored in light of each clients' individual experience  of their social, cultural, ethnic, gendered, religious and socio-economic experience.

239A Balham High Road, Balham, London, South West London, SW17 7BE

Type of session

In person
Online
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

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