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MBACP ATSAC

About me

There often comes a time in life where we struggle, the unexpected curve ball or a culmination of events and issues that make it difficult to cope or move forward. It can be overwhelming and I appreciate that being here today reading this possibly means you are somehow struggling. Choosing the right therapist to support you is an important decision.

I see therapy as a joint venture in which we work together on the things you would like to improve in your life such as dealing with depression and anxiety and improving your relationships with others. 

In order to best suit your needs I work  Integratively, blending a number of different theories and approaches, specialising in Psychodynamic, Person Centred and CBT.  Psychodynamic focuses  on self awareness and understanding the influence of the past on present behaviour. Person Centred therapy recognises that individuals are full of potential for growth. It gives the client the space and safety to share their concerns. I also draw on CBT, Attachment Theory and Transactional Analysis (which promotes personal growth and change).

I am also qualified to work with Compulsive Sexual Behaviour Disorder (CSBD) and porn/sexual addiction. I work with clients based both in the UK and abroad using a BioPsychoSocial approach.

Clients also include partners, who are hugely impacted by the devastaion of discovery or disclosure. In working with partners I use the 'relational trauma' model which recognises the impact of CSBD on our sense of self-worth, on trust and feeling like you are barely treading water.

My involvement as Director of Complementary Care C.I.C. means I'm able to provide a free/low cost therapy to many clients. We have recently received funding from various sources including The National Lottery to enable us to work on several projects.

The Royal Marsden Hospital

Carers

The Woodville Centre- working with dementia clients, their family and staff members.

Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness.

I am currently overseeing and providing a counselling service to many clients who would not normally have easy access. I feel very passionate about being able to  offer this service and feel it is particularly important during these challenging times.

​As well as working online, I also offer workshops and increasingly- walk and talk therapy. Walk and Talk therapy is in South London.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
  • Advanced Diploma in working with  Sex and Porn  Addiction  provided by the Institute of Sex Addiction Training (ISAT).
  • Certificate in Motivational Interviewing
  • StopSo Cofra121 Registered
  • TA101 certificate in Transactional Analysis - The Metanoia
  • BA(Hons) Liverpool University and PGCE University Of London
  • Registered member of the  BACP and The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC).
  • Associate Therapist CSBD
  • Director at Complimentary Care C.I.C

At The Awareness Centre-Clapham, I worked with  NHS and low cost clients where I specialised in anxiety, depression and self esteem. I'm currently working with clients at KCAH, working with issues relating to homelessness and addiction and with the impact of Dementia at The Woodville Centre. In my Private Practise I work with clients both in the UK and internationally; many of whom are seeking counselling for sex and porn addiction.

As director at Complementary Care, a C.I.S service we are always looking at new projects which we  then provides free and discounted counselling alongside other therapies. We  currently have funding to work at The Royal Marsden, Bonded Through Cancer, The Woodville  Centre (dementia day centre) and KCAH.

My career started as  a work placement officer at NACRO with young offenders, and I also taught at a pupil referral unit at Westminster College. I then got the opportunity to work creatively in the music industry for many years before making the decision to qualify as a counsellor and follow my love of Psychology.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Porn Addiction

Dementia- Carers and Staff

NHS- Stress (Covid 19)

Fees

From £75.00 to £125.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • Fees vary depend on location and specialism Please call to discuss
  • Individuals From £75-£125 50 min online session
  • Walk and Talk -Call to discuss

When I work

Online- Zoom

Phone

Walk and Talk

Workshops

Tooting, London, SW17

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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