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MBACP, DipHE Psychodynamic Counselling

About me

People come to therapy for many reasons including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem and bereavement. Others wish to gain a better understanding of themselves and why they think, feel and behave as they do. Seeing a counsellor can help you understand what's troubling you and allow you to move forward into greater well-being, a happier you and enjoyment of life.

As a counsellor with over 6 years experience I provide an empathic, supportive, safe, strictly confidential and non-judgemental space for you to explore and make sense of your thoughts and emotions from your individual perspective.

Psychodynamic theory focuses on both the past and the present. The psychodynamic approach looks at how important the role of the unconscious and past experiences are on influencing our current behaviour. Together we will work towards a better understanding of where your problems have originated and how to deal with them and look to the future.

I work with adults and adolescents on a short or long term basis according to your needs. Each person is unique so I work in different ways to encourage greater insight and awareness.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:
Introduction to Counselling certificate
BTEC Diploma in Counselling
HE Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling awarded by the University of Surrey
Level 5 OCN London accredited Course in Counselling Children and Young People
CB Counsellor Training

Training:
Bereavement
CBT for beginners
CBT, Techniques and Problem Solving
Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversity
Introduction to Eating Disorders
The Unspeakable Subject
Understanding Personality Disorders
Working with Shame and Self Harm
Working with Transition
Working with Dissociative Identity disorder and Complex Trauma

Experience:
Nescot Counselling Service, seeing clients weekly from June 2012 to December 2014
Sutton Counselling seeing clients weekly from September 2014 to April 2016

I believe in the importance of continuous professional development and regularly attend workshops and training events.

I am a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and I adhere to their professional code of conduct and ethical framework for good practice.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £55.00 to £90.00

Additional information

We will meet for an initial assessment which will give us the opportunity to make sure we are both happy to work together costs £55.

The fee for regular weekly counselling is on a scale from £55 - £90 per session. The fee will be negotiated at the assessment.

Discounted sessions via phone or zoom can be offered at £50.

Some concessions are available, please contact me for details.

When I work

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Face to face sessions in Worcester Park - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon and evenings.

I have more flexibility with calls and zoom sessions.

Further information

My consulting room in Worcester Park is within easy reach of the main bus routes and a 5 minute walk from Worcester Park train station.

Worcester Park, KT4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom

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