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BSc (Hons) Psych; Dip.Couns.; Registered Member BACP (MBACP)

About me

Hello and warm welcome. There may be many reasons why you are reading this. Perhaps you are feeling low, depressed, anxious, confused, overwhelmed, betrayed, angry, or simply stuck. I understand that first steps towards finding help can feel unsettling or even daunting. The good news is, that by having a look around, you are already on your way.

I am an experienced therapist with over 6 years of experience. Over the years I have helped people with many issues, including: anxiety, panic disorder, depression, relationship issues, stress, low self-esteem and confidence, loss, issues related to work, studies and identity. I particularly enjoy working with people suffering with any form of anxiety.

If you'd like to know whether I could help you, please, get in touch. I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation so we can find out a bit more about each other and decide if we are the right fit.

I also offer a brief video consultation - up to 20 minutes - if that feels more comfortable.

Research suggests that a good relationship between client and counsellor is one of the most reliable predictors of effective and successful therapy. This is the main reason why I believe it is important to find the right person to help you navigate the path. And as the journey can be challenging at times, creating a supportive environment, built on respect, trust and honesty, is key. When you come to me, you can expect a warm, non-judgemental, confidential and safe space, where any issues can be talked about and worked through. I appreciate that we all make sense of our environment in a unique way and so the style and pace of our work will be tailored to you - your individual aims and needs.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more, give me a call, or drop me an email. I will be happy to hear from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training:

I have a Degree (BSc Hons) in Psychology and Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling accredited by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB). I work within BACP’s ethical framework for good practice, receive a regular supervision and follow a programme of continuing professional development to keep my practice up-to-date and to enhance my knowledge.

My style of work is integrative and relational - this means that I am able to draw upon various theoretical approaches and therapeutic techniques, such as psychodynamic, person-centred and solution-focused theories, including CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). The core of my work lies in creating a good and trusting relationship. Helping people to fulfil their potential by reconnecting with and building on their strengths and inner resources.

Experience:

Over the past 6 years I have gained considerable experience working in voluntary, academic and private sector in various settings across South West London.

My experience includes working as an associate counsellor at Kingston University and as a counsellor in a busy NHS Medical Centre / GP surgery, awarded an outstanding rating for its counselling services in a recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection.

I also have an extensive experience working in childcare, which gives me a good understanding of family dynamics, parenting and attachment issues.

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Identity issues

Photos & videos

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

From £60 per 50 minute session.

I have a limited number of places that I can offer at a reduced fee for those eligible, please enquire for availability.

I offer a free 20 minute consultation so we can find out a bit more about each other and decide if we are the right fit.

I also offer a brief video consultation if that feels more comfortable.

When I work

I have a daytime and evening availability.

Further information

I am also able to offer counselling in Czech language.

Raynes Park, London, SW20

Oxted, Surrey, RH8

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Additional languages

Czech