Hello and a warm welcome to you.
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming and it isn't always easy to know where to turn. Although family and friends often want to help, sometimes having someone independent to talk to can be really valuable. Someone who will listen, without any agenda, in a safe, confidential space.
I am an Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor which means simply that I can draw on a variety of different approaches depending on your own individual needs. The foundation of my work is a Person-Centred approach which means we work together at your pace, to meet your needs, helping you to find your own answers and your own way forward.
My aim is to understand things from your perspective and to help you make sense of what is making you feel the way you do. I work one-to-one, offering a warm and accepting space to explore what is going on for you, whatever that may be.
I have worked with a variety of presenting issues such as depression, anxiety, physical/emotional/sexual abuse, self-harm, bereavement, stress and trauma to name but a few.
I am a fully qualified counsellor and am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling Psychotherapy (BACP) and I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework.
Please take a look at my website for further information.
Training, qualifications & experience
- FD Degree in Counselling
- Level 4 Diploma Integrative Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB*
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB*
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills CPCAB*
- Level 2 Introduction to Counselling CPCAB*
- Certificate of Proficiency BACP
*Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body
Additional, CPD training in:
- Love and its shadows - Existential perspectives on relationships
- Impact of Anxious Attachments
- Male sexual abuse
- Impact of Sudden Death
- Re-Visiting Grief
- Safeguarding Adults and Children
Past positions include working as a counsellor for Mind in Hillingdon. I have also worked as a bereavement counsellor for Bereavement Care.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am fully insured.
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
Fees are £50 for a 50 minute session.
Reduced rates available for trainee counsellors.
Please call or email me for an initial chat. I offer a free 20 minute session for us to initially meet to talk through what you would like from counselling and to see if you are happy for us to work together.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - 8am to 8pm
My garden office is in Northwood with free, accessible street parking. I am also five minutes walk from both Northwood and Northwood Hill train stations (Metropolitan Line).