I'm an experienced Therapist and Counsellor with more than 14 years of expertise supporting people with issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship problems, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, family issues and childhood trauma. I specialize in supporting people to address addictions such as sex addiction, gambling addiction and drug and alcohol addiction. I also have an extensive knowledge of 12 step work.
What I offer
I work from an integrative/person centered approach which incorporates motivational interviewing in the process with some life coaching, if requested.
I offer a safe, warm, pragmatic and down to earth space where my clients can feel free to explore their issues, anxieties, fears, thoughts, feelings and fantasies without the fear of judgment or reproach.
Apart from traditional counselling I offer a 'Walking Therapy' in the local park, Finsbury Park or Alexandra Palace, for those that find the counselling space too intense and telephone or skype counselling for those that would rather stay in the privacy of their own home.
I offer a negotiable sliding scale fee of 50 pounds (depending on income) for a standard 50 minute session. Open ended or fixed/short term counselling which can be solution focused if required.
I also offer a free initial consultation of 30 minutes in order for you to see if you would like to work with me or not.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Integrative), registered by the BACP, an accredited Certificate in Group work, an accredited Certificate in Systemic Approach to Family Therapy, Significant additional training including Motivational Interviewing, CBT and Mindfulness. I've worked for many years in the social care field for various organisations including residential rehabilitation centers and aftercare.
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
My fee is 50 pounds for a 50 minute session or 'walking Therapies' which is negotiable dependent on low income. I offer an initial 30 minute consultation free of charge. My fee is also reduced to 40 pounds (negotiable) for telephone or skype counselling.
I have experience of working with people from many different ethnic backgrounds and religions and those from the LGBT community.