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Dip.Couns, MBACP, NLP Practitioner

About me

“He who knows others is wise, he who knows himself is enlightened” – Lao Tzu.

When times are difficult, counselling offers the opportunity for you to explore whatever is on your mind. That’s why I set up the Lighthouse Counselling Centre: to offer my clients a little beacon of light that helps them navigate through the darkness.

It can be easy to feel overwhelmed and out of control in your life. From time to time, we all experience feelings of stress, sadness, anger and guilt as we navigate through different life challenges, but sometimes we find it just a little bit harder to cope than we are normally used to.

Whether it’s anxiety, depression, relationship issues, work-related stress, bereavement, illness or any other significant life changes, sometimes you reach a point where everything feels a bit too much and you don’t have anyone to turn to. Just like our physical health, sometimes to move forward we need to pause the brakes and focus on our recovery. It’s always difficult to recognise when you need a little extra help, but I want to congratulate you on taking the most important first step: reaching out for support.

My approach to counselling is integrative, drawing on a range of different therapeutic techniques, including person-centred therapy, Gestalt, neuro-linguistic programming, and life coaching. I vary my approach based on each client’s needs because the human mind is not one-size-fits-all. From my experience as a counsellor, I have learned that every client faces their own unique set of challenges and I believe taking a personalised approach is the best way to overcome these obstacles.

In my sessions, I strive to create a safe, judgement-free environment for you to explore your feelings and reach a deeper understanding of what may be concerning you. By helping guide you on this journey of self-awareness, you will be able to recognise not just what you’re feeling, but also why it is you are feeling this way. From here, we can work together to build your resilience, improve your self-esteem and change your behaviour in a positive way.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills.
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills.
  • Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner.
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling and Relationships - The Grove.
  • Certificate in Essential Obesity and Psychological Interventions - National Centre for Eating Disorders
  • Supporting the Couple Relationship in the Context of Dementia - Tavistock Relationships.
  • Volunteering experience with cancer patients and full-time/part-time carers.
  • Registered Member of the BACP - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
  • Member of the DBS - Disclosure and Barring Services.
  • Up-to-date personal liability insurance policy.

Member organisations

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life coaching/NLP

Fees

Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I operate from two practices in Enfield and Hoddesdon, as well as offering remote telephone counselling.

My individual counselling fees are £55 per 50-minute session for face-to-face counselling and £45 per 50-minute session for telephone or video counselling. For couples, sessions are only available face-to-face at a rate of £100 for a 1 hour and 20-minute session. 

Please feel free to get in touch to ask me any further questions or to see if we can arrange a time and date that suits you. I also offer a free initial telephone consultation if you would like to ask me any questions.

When I work

I am available from Monday-Sunday, 09:00 - 20:00.

The Lighthouse Counselling Centre, First Floor, Building 1, St. Cross Chambers, Upper Marsh Lane, Hoddesdon, EN11 8LQ

Therapy Rooms Enfield, 88 Church Street, Enfield, London, EN2 6AR

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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