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Psychotherapeutic Counsellor PsyC, MSc, BSc

About me

There may be many reasons why you might be considering therapy. Maybe you’re feeling out of sorts, or just not yourself. You could be experiencing anxiety or depression. Maybe recent events or past traumas are making it hard for you to cope. Perhaps you cannot put your finger on the nature of the problem, but your life isn’t going the way you’d hoped. 

How counselling can help

The thought of seeing a counsellor for the first time can feel daunting.  It might feel unsettling to talk about particular problems or anxieties that have never been spoken about before. Overtime, a problem left unaddressed can sometimes become increasingly challenging and this is where talking to a counsellor can help. Counselling provides a nurturing environment where you can reflect on and talk about your difficulties.  I can help you to explore your concerns and why you keep getting stuck. Through working together, I can support you to find new ways of dealing with your problems, make different life choices, and find a way forward.

What I offer

I offer on-going counselling and therapy sessions on a weekly basis at my Southfields practice and at my Fulham practice near Putney Bridge, both in SW London. I  also offer online counselling. I provide you with the space to talk freely and unedited. You can explore what you want from life and decide what you can and want to change. 

I offer both short and long-term counselling. Short-term therapy can be very effective for specific concerns, or immediate goals, whereas long term, open-ended therapy is more beneficial for more complex difficulties. Selecting the right type of counselling for you would be discussed during your initial session.

My experience

I have experience in working with difficulties such as:  anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, eating issues, feeling sad, social anxiety, panic attacks, relationship challenges, family issues, loss and loneliness, identity, and abuse. I have a particular interest in working with workplace related stress.

My Approach

My approach is Transactional Analysis (TA) psychotherapy. In its simplest terms it is a modern psychology that was designed to promote personal growth and change. It looks at how people communicate and behave. It develops explanations as how we may continue to re-play childhood strategies in adult life, even when these produce results that can be self-defeating and painful. It looks at our relationships in the past and present, and how our relational style impacts on our wellbeing and the choices we make. Understanding and improving how we relate to others can create the conditions you need for growth and fulfilment.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a member of both BACP and UKCP

Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling - Metanoia Institute

MSc Occupational Psychology – Birkbeck, London University

BSc Psychology – Open University

To ensure that I can deliver an effective service, I have regular supervision for my client work. I also work on my own professional development through ongoing training. I am committed to working within the BACP code of ethics.

For several years I worked as a counsellor at  counselling charities in London as well as running my private practice. 

I worked as a workplace coach for 6 years within the publishing industry.

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.

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

My fee is £60 for individual therapy.

When I work

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Hurlingham Studios, Ranelagh Gardens, London, SW6 3PA

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Additional languages

Italian

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom