About me

Feeling unsure about how and where to get the help you need?

I can work professionally with you to unlock the hold that problems have on your overall wellbeing.  Talking therapy allows for an untangling of the confusion and sometimes trauma, which may be present.  You can move gently forward by gaining the strength and courage to make choices you may not even think you have.

HOW COUNSELLING CAN HELP

The therapy space can provide that place to process events and learn how your thoughts and perceptions can be influencing your current relationships.

As a qualified integrative counsellor, I use a variety of theoretical models to find the way of working which best suits you as a unique individual.

An Existential and Humanistic focus will help to look at choices and functioning in the present and future.  Integrating CBT techniques, assists in identifying negative thought patterns and find new ways of looking at situations.  I further integrate theories of Transactional Analysis to identify communication styles and interactions, as well as working psychodynamically to find links between early life experiences and current behavioural patterns.

The therapy space is where your most difficult and personal aspects of life are discussed and processed and this makes the therapeutic relationship absolutely key.   I provide the support on this journey,  by viewing each person as capable of individual growth with the ability to reach their true potential. 

WHAT A FIRST SESSION MIGHT LOOK LIKE

I offer flexible session times. to suit.   Sessions are 50 minutes. In the beginning we would use the first sessions to explore what the issue is for you and your experience of it, while also developing the therapeutic relationship and making sure you feel comfortable. I believe in working together, therefore I am transparent with my clients and will discuss every step with you. The way we choose to go with the work will also depend on whether you have had any sort of therapy before and if you found that approach worked well for you or not. 

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

I work with individuals as well as couples and young people, from all  backgrounds.  I am a fully insured member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the British Psychological Society.  Also an approved therapist for Anxiety UK, working with clients to alleviate anxiety and depression.  I am a fully trained up and experienced volunteer for Cruse Bereavement Care.

Prior to qualifying as a counsellor I trained and volunteered in diverse sectors including; Youth Justice Board training as a Community Panel member, in youth offending rehabilitation schemes and mentoring those experiencing isolation and underachievement in schools.

As well as teaching in the Skills and Learning education sector, I have provided counselling within Children and Family Centres.  This has equipped me with the knowledge and experience of the range of problems occurring in the lives of families, carers, and young people.

During and after qualifying, I worked for a low cost counselling centre with clients experiencing a range of emotional problems:  trauma and abuse, post natal depression, anger, anxiety, cultural identity, self harm, intrusive thoughts and confidence issues.

My relationship work has included counselling clients seeking help with separation and divorce, communication problems, affairs, addictions, attachment difficulties and issues affecting blended families.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Relate Diploma in Relationship Counselling (currently completing)
  • CPCAB  Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • BSc (Hons) Degree in Psychology
  • CTTLS Professional Teaching Certificate Skills and Learning
  • MBACP - Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • BPs Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society
  • Anxiety UK - Approved Therapist counselling clients with anxiety/depression.
  • CRUSE Bereavement Care - Volunteer counselling bereaved people.
  • Youth Justice Board - Youth Offending Team Community Panel Member
  • County Council trained and experienced EMTAS Mentor for children in schools.

I have taken numerous professional courses and trainings to include:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Autism
  • Mindfulness
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Trauma
  • Shame

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

Fees

Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I provide a FREE 20 minute consultation over the telephone.  This is an opportunity to listen to you. find out whether counselling is right for you and discuss your needs and expectations.

Please contact me directly for session rates.

Availability

Please contact me for availability.

Further information

I  practice in comfortable air conditioned therapy rooms in Battersea, very close to Clapham Junction Rail Station.

Online and Telephone Counselling is also available if preferred.

London
Wandsworth
SW11

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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