About my practice
I believe that no one is an island. Our need to connect, to be seen, and to be truly heard are at the centre of my work. With an integrative background and an instinctive approach, I am able to meet my clients in whichever way is most beneficial for them. I use a Person-Centred approach to help clients to become the best version of themselves, or might draw from Psychodynamic teaching to accompany clients on their journey into the past to identify historical issues that are affecting their lives in the present. If required, we can also work on very concrete issues by using CBT techniques.
My favourite quote
To say it with Friedrich Nietzsche: ‘Become the person you are.’ I will work on understanding and accepting yourself. Some feelings might make us uncomfortable, but they too need to be honoured. My work aims to be empowering, supporting clients to live a self-determined life, overcoming loss, regaining a sense of identity and facilitating post-traumatic growth.
Having worked in Public Relations for many years, I understand the importance of relationships and the impact they can have on a client’s life; the therapeutic relationship is unlike any other. Feelings of isolation, loss of self-worth and identity can be explored safely to come to a place of acknowledgement, acceptance, and eventually, healing.
I support my clients to express their needs in a non-judgemental space and help them find their voice.
In this together
For me, being a therapist means walking alongside my clients, being fully present to help look in places where it hurts the most, exploring the 'ugly', and celebrating the good.
As the therapeutic relationship is integral to my approach, getting to know each other and making sure we are the right fit is important. I will be asking questions to find out what you came to achieve/what you need and how I can best support you. I like to be very transparent and am always happy to answer any questions you might have. There is no pressure to continue if you do not feel that I can help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
I have trained as a counsellor for NHS Talking Therapies providing counselling support to clients presenting with a full range of mental health problems. I also worked as a therapist for a counselling service, offering low-cost therapy to clients on low-income/unemployment.
I have also worked and gained valuable experience as a bereavement counsellor at a London hospice, supporting clients to cope with the loss of a family member/friend.
- Compassion Focused-Risk Aware 121 (COFRA) - 1-to-1 Therapy programme for managing sexual risk
- Child Protection and the Hidden Victims of Harmful Sexual Behaviours and Offending
In the media
Cosmopolitan - Narcissist traits and behaviours to look out for in a partner: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/love-sex/relationships/a10350546/narcissist-signs/
The Independent - Relationship problems - how to break the cycle: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/anna-faris-one-conversations-b1842520.html
Sheerluxe - How to be a better listener: https://sheerluxe.com/life/how-to-be-better-listener
Sheerluxe - How to cope with bereavement: https://sheerluxe.com/gold-edition/product-spotlight-est%C3%A9e-lauder-revitalizing-supreme-global-anti-aging-cell-power-cr%C3%A8me
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
Concessions offered for
I offer 2 spaces at a concessionary rate. Please ask if I have any availability.
Please contact me for available days/times as availability may change.
At the moment I am offering online and phone counselling only.
Brief therapy (6 sessions) as well as long-term/open-ended therapy as required.
I offer counselling in English and German.
I enjoy and have experience of working with a diverse range of clients and therefore welcome people from all communities, ethnicities, cultures, and sexualities to my practice.