I am a qualified UKCP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist in Fulham, South West London with a number of years' experience working one-to-one with adults from different age groups, cultures and backgrounds. I offer regular long term and time limited counselling and psychotherapy and I am also a trained bereavement counsellor. I trained for five years in the main schools of humanistic, existential and psychoanalytic psychotherapy and therefore I am able to draw from a number of perspectives. In this way I hope to use an approach which best suits your individual needs. My consulting room is in central Fulham (SW6), a 5-10 minute walk from Parson’s Green and Fulham Broadway underground stations.
Counselling and psychotherapy can offer a safe and confidential place where you can come to address your difficulties and explore them in an impartial setting. Rather than give advice, the aim is for you and your therapist to work collaboratively in order to uncover what might be underlying your difficulties. I work from a relational perspective – often drawing on the dynamics which are happening in the here and now within the therapeutic relationship as a means to understanding other relationships and dynamics in your life. In understanding more about yourself and increasing your self-awareness within a safe, supportive and confidential therapeutic relationship, you may have fresh insight into your life and patterns of behaviour. This could offer a chance to think about your problems from a new angle and perhaps open up new ways of coping.
It can feel like a big challenge to take the first steps and contact a therapist, but an initial consultation will provide an opportunity to both meet with me and talk about the process. Our first meeting will be a chance to see if I can be of help. If this is the case, we can arrange a regular time to meet each week and discuss a suitable time framework for us to work within. This could mean arranging a fixed amount of sessions or agreeing to work in a more open-ended way.
Areas often covered can include:
- loss, bereavement or serious illness
- anxiety and stress
- overwhelming or unmanageable feelings
- feeling stuck, confused, lacking focus or direction
- work related issues such as redundancy or personal differences with colleagues
- problems with confidence and self-esteem
- physical or verbal abuse
- unresolved issues from the past
- relationship issues such as divorce, betrayal, breakdown of the relationship
- family issues such as infertility/miscarriage/post-natal depression
Training, qualifications & experience
Following five years of rigorous training I have several recognised qualifications.
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (ADIP) from Regents College, an accrediting organisation within the Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) which provides a focused and challenging training in Integrative psychotherapy.
Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Roehampton University. This course is accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (UPCA). With a reputation for clinical and academic excellence, the quality of this programme is recognised by the exceptionally high Teaching Quality Assessment of 23 out of 24, coupled with a score of 4 in the Research Assessment Exercise, which is one of the highest in counselling and psychotherapy.
Certificate in counselling skills from WPF Therapy, one of the leading psychoanalytic training institutions in the UK.
Accredited Bereavement Counsellor through my work and training at Cruse Bereavement Care.
I am a member of the UKCP – I abide by the strict code of ethics and confidentiality in accordance with the UKCP.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£120 for consultation (some reduced fee concessions are available)
£85 for ongoing psychotherapy sessions (some reduced fee concessions are available)
When I work
Daytime Monday - Friday PLEASE NOTE I CURRENTLY HAVE DAY TIME APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE ONLY
To make an initial appointment please e-mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 07962 883093. I will try and reply to your e-mail within 24 hours and am happy to speak on the phone if you have any questions.
PLEASE NOTE I CURRENTLY HAVE DAY TIME APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE ONLY