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The WellBee’ing Lodge

About me

The WellBee’ing Lodge is located in Abbeywood SE2.

I am an Accredited Professional Qualified Therapist & Clinical Supervisor.

Recently, due to COVID - 19 , I’ve completed extra online and telephone counselling training. This means that I’m suitably qualified to offer you counselling online and by telephone. My training is accredited by the NCS and the ACTO - Association of Counselling and Therapy Online.

I am a professional member of the BACP and NCS. The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy & The National Counselling Society are the professional bodies for Counsellors and Psychotherapists practising in the United Kingdom.

All Therapists in practice should be a member of a Professional organisation.
I’m also an Accredited member, this will assure you that I’m qualified to a suitable approved standard and that I work safely and ethically.

What I can offer...

I can offer you a safe space both physically and psychologically Working together, at your own pace, we will work through your worries, anxieties, trauma, bereavement or losses.

I believe we all have the answers within but sometimes we need a little help from someone who isn’t emotionally involved.
I will offer a listening ear, not being judgemental and working with your best interests at heart, exploring and working through your emotional struggles.

I am trained in many Humanistic models, mainly the Person Centred Approach, CBT, Psychodynamic and TA. I also have a passion for Art Therapy .

I work Integratively; this means I draw from each model and work in a way that suits you best. You are in control of the pace that we work and what you want to explore in our sessions.
I work in a way that will enable you to make the changes in your life.
This may involve looking at your defence mechanisms, coping mechanisms, unhelpful patterns of behaviour and past traumas that may have occurred in your life. I will try to enable, working together, to facilitate change in your life. The result being that you have a greater awareness of your whole being - Resulting in you having a positive outlook in your life whilst also improving your mental health and wellbeing.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • L5 Higher Diploma in CBT-  Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that helps you manage problems by encouraging you recognise how your thoughts can affect your feelings and behaviour. CBT combines a cognitive approach (examining your thoughts) with a behavioural approach (the things you do). It aims to break overwhelming problems down into smaller parts, making them easier to manage.
  • DBT Skills & Group Training - ( DBT is considered part of the "third wave" of cognitive-behavioral therapy CBT) 
  • L4 Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling - (Integrative therapy is a therapeutic approach that involves selecting the techniques from different therapeutic orientations. My integrative training included Person Centred , Psychodynamic, Transitional Analysis and CBT)
  • Certificate in Supervision 
  • Child & Adolescent Counselling Diploma
  • Bereavement Counselling Training
  • Understanding Autism Training
  • Understanding Adolescent & Child Mental Health
  • Anxiety & Depression Training
  • Training in Addictions & Substance Misuse
  • Suicide & Suicide Prevention
  • Working with Trauma
  • Attachment Theories
  • Safeguarding Adult & Children L1 & L2
  • Qualified Online & Telephone Accredited Counsellor
  • LGBT+ Awareness Training
  • Background & Degree in Health & Social Care
  • Trainer Trainer Award

My Private Practice is based in Abbeywood SE2. 
I also freelance my services to The Practitioner Network & Xyla Digital,  both companies provide an IAPT Counselling Service through the NHS and private health insurers.

I have previously worked and provided a counselling service to many schools, university and educational establishments.

My training and experience also includes working within  Bereavement & Loss, also working with older people in a Carers setting, including working within Mind.

Previous to my counselling training, I have worked in Health and Social Care.
From a very young age I was determined and destined to help and support people.
I will be supporting you through your own individual journey.

You will feel safe , we will be build  a strong trusting therapeutic relationship.
At times counselling may become challenging, but this is when your ‘stuff’ and emotions may come to the present. We will work through these tough emotions together. 
When we are at our most vulnerable, this is when we both know this is the area that may need to be worked through.
And we will ! 

Take small steps , when you’re ready , only you know when you’ll be ready.
Take one step at a time, like I said earlier, at your own pace.

I attend many additional workshops and training courses ; this is known as continuing professional development (CPD). This is a BACP & NCS professional requirement. Although I enjoy learning and educating myself about new strategies and techniques.

My training and learning is always ongoing, in life as we never stop learning.

I work with a diverse client group, this is great as I learn more about different cultures, religions and expectations & rules that are placed upon us. 
Sometimes therapy is ‘unlearning’ things that we have learnt throughout our life.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.


National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

National Counselling Society


£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

My fees are as follows :-

I offer a free non obligatory enquiry consultation - This is via Zoom or a telephone consultation.

An Initial Assessment appointment  - £25. In this appointment we will discuss your therapy goals in more detail , complete your health questionnaire and core forms.We will book in your next therapy appointment to begin your therapy.

Individual 1:1 Therapy -  £40 - 1 hour session.

Single Session Therapy - £40 per hour this is a bookable appointment where we can meet and help you work through a current difficulty, and of course more sessions are available if needed. This will be a solution focused session where ’our work has a purpose’, our intention is to help you in one session.

Relationship Therapy £60 - 1.5 hours. Relationship Counselling can help when a relationship is in crisis. You can both talk in confidence to explore what has gone wrong in the relationship and how to change things for the better. It can help you learn more about each other’s needs and communicate better.

Low Cost Counselling  - £30 per hour. This low cost counselling concessionary service is offered - dependant on your personal circumstance. Please enquire. 

I believe counselling should be accessible and affordable for everyone.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

We I have my Private Practice based in SE2 @ The WellBee’ing Talking Therapy Lodge.

I also work within the NHS IAPT Service.

Further information

I have experience working with both primary and secondary school children.

I also work with various CYP based in my own Private Practice.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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The Well’Beeing Lodge. This is now my relaxing garden space that I have created a safe, fresh, airy garden space. It feels calm, relaxed and is fully accessible. If you prefer, I also have my indoor Therapy room. Please see the pictures

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I am a Qualified Clinical Supervisor. I have many years of experience working in Health & Social Care. I am also a Qualified Therapist.

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