Whether its work stresses, relationship issues, or challenging life transitions, it is normal to require guidance and support. I will give you the tools to overcome your issues by highlighting your strengths and skills, through psychological insight. We can work together to help improve your wellbeing. I am a bilingual therapist with over ten years experience in the mental health field working with individuals, couples and families. Your mental health is priceless so it is vital to ‘invest in you’ to improve your state of mind and outlook on life.
My experience includes working with those who suffer from depression, anxiety, and adjustment issues. My philosophy is based on the client/therapist relationship, strengths-based approach, and solution-focused therapy. I have worked in private practice and community based mental health clinics in the United States as a Licensed Professional Counselor, and I am now a registered therapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
Training, qualifications & experience
In 2000, I received my Bachelor’s from the College of Santa Fe in Expressive Therapy. In 2007, I completed my Master’s in Community Counselling from the College of Santa Fe in New Mexico. I obtained my Licensed Professional Counsellor Credential (LPC # 65726) to practice counselling through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counsellors in 2011. I’ve worked in school-based health clinics where I counselled families, adolescents, and children dealing with behaviour issues, relationship problems, grief, abuse and trauma. In my private practice, I worked with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety and life stress. My client base has varied in socioeconomic states, ethnicities, and languages. Many times I worked with Spanish speaking clients. In 2018, I decided to make the move to the UK and I became a registered member of the BACP.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £70.00 to £90.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Why choose to work with me? I provide tailored materials in the form of follow-up emails that encourage you to stay active and engaged with your wellbeing in between sessions. £70 for individuals, £90 for couples
Work and life can make it hard to find time for counselling so I am available early mornings and evenings, as well as daytime hours.
I encourage you to find someone you feel comfortable with that meets you where you are in your life so that you can work together on reaching your personal goals. I offer a free phone consultation so we can discuss any questions or concerns you may have about me or the counselling process. When you are ready to move forward with initial contact, please send me an email or call me, whichever you are more comfortable with.