I understand that taking the first step to ask for help can be hard. I am able to offer a safe, non-judgemental space to explore and make sense of difficult feelings.
I believe forming a therapeutic alliance between a counsellor and client is central to the work. By establishing a warm, honest, relationship I can support you to raise your self-awareness, helping you to gain a clearer understanding of your emotions and how you relate to others, possibly exploring areas which have previously been out of sight or inaccessible. I work collaboratively with whatever you bring to the sessions, as the therapy room is your space.
I offer one to one sessions on either a long term basis or for a mutually agreed time period. To find out more or book an initial session please contact me via phone or email and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I comply with their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. I completed my training in London at Goldsmiths University and at the Gestalt Centre. I have a certificate in Humanistic and Psychodynamic Counselling and a BACP accredited Diploma in Gestalt Counselling.
I have experience working for the student counselling service at Regents University, London. I currently work for Metro, a charity based in South East London, supporting LGBT+ young people and adults. My counselling practice is LGBT+ affirmative.
I have worked as a caseworker in the domestic violence sector for the last 14 years, supporting women who have experienced physical, emotional, psychological, financial and sexual abuse. This experience has enabled me to develop an extensive understanding around how people can be impacted by trauma, both in their childhood and adult lives and particularly how this can affect future relationships and how people make contact with others. I have an interest in working with trauma and the way in which this is held in the body. I can provide a safe, containing environment where traumatic experiences can be explored.
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
The cost of each 50 minute session is £55. During the initial assessment we can discuss affordability and your individual circumstances.