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MBACP

About me

There are times in every person's life when things feel overwhelming, hopeless or impossible and it can be difficult knowing what to do in these moments or where to turn to for support.

In my work with clients I aim to create a safe space where therapeutic goals are agreed upon together and where you can express yourself without fear of judgement or rejection.

I aim to use empathy to explore what is happening from your perspective and to empower you to find the strength within yourself to make positive changes in your life. I am so grateful to work alongside people to help them see their own self worth and potential.

I am based in South-West London (Tooting/ Clapham/ Wandsworth/Earlsfield/Putney).  At present I offer sessions remotely by phone or video.

Training, qualifications & experience

I work as an integrative counsellor and have 1000+ hours working with adults and young people. I primarily use person-centred and psychodynamic approaches, focusing on the thoughts and emotions a person is having in the present and exploring how past experiences may impact their feelings and behaviour today.

After receiving my Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB) I worked two days a week for a charity, providing therapy to children and adults in Lambeth requiring therapeutic support. Since then I have expanded my private practice and now mostly work virtually with clients experiencing a range of issues including anxiety, depression,  financial problems, identity exploration, relationship difficulties, eating disorders and bereavement.

Recent professional training I have had has included:

  • Supporting clients with anxiety
  • Supporting sleep problems due to lockdown
  • Development of identity in childhood
  • Retiring the inner critic
  • Working with trauma triggers and flashbacks
  • Mental health and the body
  • Transgender identities and barriers to accessing services
  • Attachment theory in practice

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer an introductory session for £45.  This will allow us to start exploring some of the issues you are experiencing to see how we might work effectively together.

All subsequent sessions cost £60. I also offer a limited number of daytime at a concessionary rate for students/those on a lower income. 

When I work

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Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom