I am an experienced BACP-registered psychotherapist based in West Wickham offering a safe and private space for you to focus on yourself. Psychotherapy can be extremely beneficial and enhance your quality of life.
Maybe you feel stuck and are not happy or satisfied with the way things are going for you. You may be struggling at work, having difficulty in your relationships with family or partners, wrestling with uncomfortable thoughts, distressing feelings and/or unhelpful behaviours.
We are all affected currently by the Coronavirus pandemic, which has seen us have to isolate ourselves from friends and loved ones and make dramatic changes to our daily routine. Maybe you have been unwell yourself, or you are worried about someone who is. Perhaps your job has been affected and you are worrying about the future. Understandably this is an extremely stressful time and if you need someone to talk to I would like to help. I am offering online and telephone sessions to ensure people can access support as they need it without risk of infection.
Whatever your situation, I am interested in your experiences and keen to work collaboratively with you to find your own pathway forward. I will give you my full attention and listen with empathy and without judgement or prejudice.
I am an integrative psychotherapist, which means I have studied different types of therapy and can draw on these to tailor my therapeutic support to your individual preferences and needs. I offer short or long term psychotherapy according to what you feel would be best for you.
As mentioned, in the current climate of the Coronavirus pandemic, I am providing telephone and online counselling sessions for those who are concerned about the risk to health and would like counselling from the comfort and safety of their own home.
With the easing of lock-down restrictions I am now also able to offer face-to-face counselling sessions from a clinic in West Wickham. The therapy rooms are large enough to accommodate social distancing and the clinic staff ensure high standards of cleanliness and hygiene at all times.
The clinic is easily accessible: on West Wickham High Street served by a train station and multiple bus routes connecting to the wider Bromley, Croydon and Lewisham boroughs as well as central London. If you wish to drive, there is free on-street parking as well as pay and display available.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified integrative psychotherapist and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have over 12 years experience of providing counselling and support to both adults and adolescents. Although I use a variety of therapy styles, my main way of working is an integration of cognitive behavioural therapy, Egan's Skilled Helper model, psychodynamic therapy and narrative therapy. As well as private practice I also work for the NHS as part of an IAPT service dealing with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, emotional control problems, and PTSD. I have previously worked in a local authority setting with young people and their carers. I have experience of supporting people struggling with self-harm and/or thoughts of suicide. I can also support people dealing with addiction.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
If you would like my help, please contact me to arrange a session. Feel free to do this by telephone, text or email, whatever is most comfortable for you.
I offer sessions face-to-face or via Skype, Zoom, FaceTime or via telephone.
My fees are as follows:
50-minute, face-to-face, individual session: £50
50-minute, Skype / Zoom / FaceTime (online), individual session: £50
50-minute, telephone, individual session: £50