I am a qualified counsellor and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Before training as a counsellor and psychotherapist I operated within the business world, which has given me insight into the stresses and strains of working within the corporate world.
I offer counselling sessions to individuals, and couples, to assist with life, and relationship, issues. The issues I have worked with include:
- work issues
- relationship difficulties
- meaning of life
- suicidal thoughts
My total focus in the work that I do is on you, the client, and I work hard to assist you in resolving your concerns and understanding yourself better.
For me the key to successful therapy emanates from the relationship between the client and the counsellor. It is, I believe, the relationship that is key to the healing process.
I also offer counselling and psychotherapy online (through FaceTime or Skype) so I can work with you wherever you are based, and whether you are away on business or on holiday. Payment for online work is through PayPal or by way of direct bank transfer. For face to face appointments payment can be made in cash, by credit or debit card, or by direct bank transfer.
Training, qualifications & experience
I worked in the corporate world for a number of years before training to be a counsellor and psychotherapist. My counselling and psychotherapy training covered a number of different approaches to psychotherapy and, as such, I can work with a blend of approaches that are best for the client. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, which is perhaps the largest professional body in the UK.
I have worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist for a number of years, and therefore have extensive experience.
I find that I am working more and more with people who have recently finished university and who are living at home (for financial reasons) and who are struggling to find work. This seems to often lead to a feeling of lethargy and low mood, and is not often understood by other family members. Understanding what is going on for the individual in these circumstances can be life changing.
I work with individuals who have life issues, whether as a result of relationship breakdown, stress at work, loss of a loved one, redundancy, anxiety or whatever other reason.
I also work with couples who are looking to find a common language (so not necessarily in connection with a relationship breakdown), and those that are exploring difficulties in their relationship.
It is useful to remember that counselling and psychotherapy is not just about crisis and or dealing with depression. Seeing a counsellor and psychotherapist early can prevent a problem from becoming a crisis.
Postive events in life also brings challenges, whether getting married, starting a new job, going to university, travelling abroad or moving away from home. Seeing a counsellor and psychotherapist at these times can also be hugely beneficial.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Meaning of Life
Anxiety over death and dying
Couples counselling on entering into a new relationship
Finding a common language in relationship
Post university stress
My current fee for individuals, per session (50 minutes) is £75.
My current fee for couples, per session (60 minutes) is £95.
Weekdays, weekday evenings, Saturdays. Online (Face Time or Skype). All sessions, whether face to face or online, are by appointment only.
Life can be difficult. In fact I do not recall anyone saying that it is or would be easy.
In this busy stressful world, we often do not give ourselves enough time to think on those things that we really need, and or the relationship or relationships that are important to us. Work can present challenges, relationships can break down, there can be a multitude of things that worry or concern us. We do not always have people we can talk to, and even if we do we may not feel able to discuss things with them.
Having someone who is impartial and non-judgemental alongside you to walk part of your journey with you can be very helpful, and can help you to be able to move forward. I am there, to be part of your story, to assist you with working through issues, and to help you to seek to understand whether there is a pattern to the issues that present and, if so, what the underlying cause may be. Having that awareness can be very powerful as it gives you the ability to choose your responses in a more considered way.
I carry out my counselling work in a quiet and calm setting.
My clinic in Finchley is within easy reach of Finchley Central underground station, and is well served by buses serving central London. My counselling room in Mayfair is just down the road from Bond Street Station.
With my working online we can work together wherever you may be based.