Are you feeling down or lost? Do you find relationships hard? Are you keen to understand yourself better? Or perhaps work through a difficult decision?
I am a qualified and experienced counsellor, providing a confidential place to talk. My approach is non-judgmental and client-focused, giving you the time and space to explore whatever is on your mind.
Sometimes we experience things in life that are overwhelming or difficult to discuss with the people around us. This can make us feel vulnerable and lonely. It can help to talk to someone who is trained to listen and can focus solely on you. When you feel properly understood you can gain insight and clarity, making it easier to make choices about your life.
Counselling with me can either be short-term, focused work or longer term - where issues can be explored in more depth. We will work together to examine the experiences that have led you to this point in your life, aiming for an enhanced sense of well-being in the future.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked in London for several years, with a diverse range of clients and addressing a wide variety of issues. Alongside my private practice I have worked as counsellor for two North London charities for adults. I have also worked as a School Counsellor, helping young people with emotional problems and challenging behaviour.
I am registered with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). The BACP require evidence of qualifications and good professional standards and I am bound by their ethical framework. I am in regular supervision in accordance with BACP guidelines.
I hold a BACP accredited diploma in Counselling. In addition I did the Introduction to Counselling Skills course at Birkbeck, University of London and completed a course on Adolescence at the Tavistock Centre. I continue to develop my skills, knowledge and experience through regular CPD workshops, peer discussion and reading.
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
£25 for an introductory session and £50 per 50 minute session thereafter
I work in two locations:
A private and comfortable therapy room situated two minutes walk from Finsbury Park tube, train and bus station. Metered parking is available on the next street. Regrettably there is no wheelchair access.
Or from HQ Therapy Rooms in Dalston (http://hqtherapy.com/). Next to Dalston Kingsland Overground station. Wheelchair access is possible.
I hold full Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance.