Every person is unique, experiencing an individual journey that sometimes can become difficult to navigate.
We can lose our way and the challenges and obstacles we face are hard to negotiate alone. It might be that we can’t exactly identify what stands in our way - we can feel lost, confused, angry, sad and sometimes without hope.
Counselling and psychotherapy provides a confidential, supportive and non-judgemental environment to realise heightened self-awareness and enlightenment.
Working with the right counsellor/psychotherapist allows the individual to understand and navigate their own internal map and to realise how and where that map was designed, and what possibilities lie in the here and now to facilitate positive emotional change.
I am available to assist and support you on your personal journey. I work closely as counsellor and psychotherapist with individual adults on an open-ended basis or for an agreed duration.
I provide a secure and non-judgemental space to reflect, explore experiences and associated feelings and behaviours from where personal growth can occur.
I work flexibly using discreet, comfortable and welcoming rooms in Richmond, Earls Court and W1.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have practiced as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist for over 5 years having obtained my Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from Richmond Adult Community College.
I have experience working with a very wide range of presenting issues for clients on NHS referrals through to private clients with very specific trauma rooted in the past and the present.
Following a period of 4 years seeing clients at two separate, well-established counselling and psychotherapy agencies working with individuals of a wide variety of differing culture, age, class and circumstances I now work solely with clients within private practice.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, am recognised by various healthcare providers and hold full professional insurance.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Should you wish to see if I might be the right therapist for you, I suggest we speak on the phone to explore your circumstances before moving toward an initial meeting of the same duration of regular counselling sessions, 50 mins.
Within the initial meeting we can explore the feelings and issues that have lead you to consider counselling. This is an opportunity to establish how we might work together and for you to get a feeling for the potential of a working partnership.
Clients that enter into counselling with me are recommended to do so on at least a weekly basis.
Sessions take place in discreet and comfortable rooms in Kensington, Richmond or W1, at convenience of the client.
A session lasts for 50 minutes and is charged at £55 per appointment.
In addition to providing appointments in the working week I am also open to providing sessions in the evening and over weekends, subject to availability.
I have worked for over 25 years in Entertainment, PR and Communications. Most consistently in the music business and also TV and film, within multi-national corporations, major and independent record labels and consultancies. This working life has also given me a close perspective on the tension and demands that can accompany creative and artistic output, and how those who work under the constraints of consistent pressure and expectation can be impacted. I have much experience of the fast paced and high-pressure environment common to the media world and therefore I see clients in the Creative Arts within my private practice, offering a heightened understanding of this world and have consequently been asked to work in association with the Musicians Union and the Help Musicians UK charity amongst various industry bodies.
Whilst my background may suggest a more natural understanding of the creative and corporate individual, I have deliberately trained in an experiential, integrative model and within placements that have provided clients from hugely diverse backgrounds of culture, class and ethnicity. I believe these equally differing experiences inform my offering as a counsellor and psychotherapist.