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I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and have been practicing for 25 years. I am experienced in working with women and men of many different lifestyles and cultural heritages. I work with adults, adolescents, children, families and couples either on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period.
To help you decide if you would like to begin counselling with me, I offer a free initial pre-counselling meeting, with no charge or committment at this stage.
Difficulties that I have helped people with include low self confidence, anxieties and fears including panic attacks, depression, relationship difficulties, bereavement and other losses, domestic violence and other forms of abuse, anger, troubling effects of past experiences, concerns relating to sex and sexuality, problems sleeping or eating and many others.
I work with people in a variety of ways depending on a person's individual needs but which are based on establishing a trusting, judgement free relationship with you which enables you to talk about and explore the things you are finding difficult. Hopefully this will enable you to gain new insights into your life and discover a more satisfying way of living.
If you would like to speak to me or arrange an initial, pre-counselling meeting, please either ring or email me.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications
Post Graduate Diploma in Person Centred and Existential Counselling, City University 1999.
MSc Person Centred Psychotherapy and Contemporary Applications,Cert of Completion and Competency Metanoia Institute 2008.
Diploma in Person-Centred Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute 2008
Cert. of Qualification in Social Work, 1981
I also draw on ideas from Existential Therapy, Systemic Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Attachment Theory, Solution Focussed and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
I am registered by the United Kingdom Association of Humanistic Psychology (UKAHPP) and I am also Registered and Accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a registered Psychotherapist with United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I am committed to their ethical codes and other professional developent requirements.
I have nine years experience in adult mental health services,where people are referred directly by their GP, and nine years experience as a counsellor and supervisor working in statutory mental health services for children, young people and families.
I have also been a counsellor in a women’s prison, in a specialist bereavement project and with children and young people with disabilities and their families.
Before training as a counsellor I was, for many years, a Social Worker working mainly with troubled adolescents who had experienced things like family breakdown, neglect and abuse.
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 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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Free pre-therapy 30 minute session.
Individuals £70 for a 50 minute session.
Couples £100 for a 60 minute session.
Counselling/psychotherapy students £60 for a 50 minute session.
Supervision £70 for a 60 minute session Counselling /psychotherapy students £60 for a 60 minute session
When I work
Daytime and evening appointments Mon-Weds
My practice is about 15 mins walk from Walthamstow Central Station and Bus Station. Several buses stop close by. There are daytime parking restrictions for which I provide a permit.