I work with clients face-to-face and occasionally on skype. I can work both long-term or time-limited and this would be discussed at the outset. I have experience of working with loss and grief as well as issues arising from low self-esteem, anxiety and depression. I have a particular interest in loneliness and what that feels like and how we might find ways to make a virtue out of being alone. Issues of belonging, trust and childhood trauma are also areas in which I work. Finally, I am increasingly intrigued by how we can make the most of our final - or Third Act - of life as we find ourselves living longer and in better health.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling accredited by University of East London. I was trained over three years at the Psychosynthesis Trust at London Bridge and this is a trans-personal/integrative approach. I am a member of BACP and I am an Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association. For 20 years I worked in Special Educational Needs in a school setting and have experience of children throughout the age range with neurological differences such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADD/ADHD and Aspergers.
I worked as a counsellor for a bereavement service for three years and also carried out assessments and ran a peer-support group for people who had completed a 10-week term of individual counselling.
As part of my Continuing Professional Development (CPD) I have attended courses on CBT, Attachment Theory (presented by Sir Richard Bowlby), Gestalt Group Work and I have recently completed a Group Facilitation Training with Revision in North London.
I am involved with the Action for Happiness Charity and have run courses in my local area.
I have had three careers in my working life: publishing and journalism; special educational needs and counselling.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Helping parents of children with mild to moderate learning differences
I charge £60 per hour.