Integrative Counsellor MBACP PhD (fully insured and DBS)
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Are you stressed? Worried about work? Frustrated with financial stress? Feel like you are not understood by your loved ones or colleagues? Worried about the world as it is today with Covid 19 global instability and climate change? Stuck in a state of what seems like perpetual anxiety about what the future holds for you? Your family?
It really does feel like we're in the midst of perilous times. Personal challenges in the context of epoch-changing times for our planet can add to a feeling of oppresive gloom and doom. Life is a complicated enough journey as it is. We encounter all kinds of obstacles along the way.
Sometimes we feel we can't cope and just need to talk to someone who will listen without judging us. Sometimes there might be deeper issues that you've been carrying around for a long time and now feel the need to unpack and heal. I can support you, walk alongside you through your journey as you work through your problems and challenges to find your own solutions.
Being listened to and understood without being judged is half the journey.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 4 Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (2021)Volunteer work: 18 months with Headstrong Hackney, a charity helping young people in London.Currently volunteering with MIND in Croydon. I have travelled widely for at least two decades and come from a background rich with international experiences at an official level in East and West Africa and the Caribbean. Before this I studied at Cambridge and also have a PhD in Health policy. I also understand what its like to fail. And what its like to feel unfulfilled. All of these diverse experiences have impacted considerably on what I bring to my counselling practice.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £45.00 to £60.00
Free initial online session
Concessions offered for
£45-£60 per 50 minutes
When I work
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues.