About me

I am an Accredited  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
  • L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • 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
  • Certificate in Supervision

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 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

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.

BACP

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

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.

Fees

From £40.00 to £65.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • BUPA
  • AXA PPP
  • HealthAssured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

My fees are as follows :-

I offer a non obligatory , free initial assessment. This is via Zoom or a telephone consultation.

Individual 1:1 Therapy -  £50 - 1 hour session.

CYP - £40

Couples £65 -  1.5 hours.

I offer a Concessionary fee - this is for Students, OAP, Low Waged  and Unemployed. Please contact me for details

Family / Group / Couples Therapy  £65 -  1.5 hour session

I believe counselling should be accessible and affordable for everyone.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I have my Private Practice based in Abbeywood SE2.

I freelance my services for The Practitioner Network & Xyla Digital who provide a Counselling  IAPT service for private and NHS clients.

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
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

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

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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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