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About me

I am a Gestalt trained Psychotherapist and an accredited member of BACP. I work with individual adults, adolescents and children a range of integrative skills including play therapy, that I have developed through my many years of counselling experience. In my work with young people I also provide parental support and have vast experience of working as a secondary school counsellor.

I work to raise awareness of your patterns and processes, helping you to understand how you may repeat particular behaviours that can hold you back and lead to low mood and depression. I offer strategies to manage anxiety, exploring triggers and deeper exploration of what underlies those fears. 

Areas of expertise include self-harm, suicidal ideation, anxiety, low mood and depression, eating disorders, addictions, relationships, miscarriage, childbirth and abortions, parenting, education, loss and bereavement. 

I also have years of experience in clinical supervision and I have completed level 6/7 diploma in Clinical supervision.

I offer both face to face and online counselling over zoom and over the telephone.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA in Gestalt Therapy Theory (Psychotherapy)
  • Advanced Diploma in Gestalt Therapy Theory
  • Diploma in Counselling studies

I have 8 years of post-qualification experience and have worked for many years in secondary school and as a private practitioner

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

£65 per 50 minutes for face-to-face sessions

Online rates negotiable

Further information

Young people

adolescents

children

adults

The Awareness Centre, Clapham, London, SW4 9JX

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

Integrative Clinical Supervision for counsellors and supervisors working with children, adolescents and adults for qualified and trainee counsellors.

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