I’m an accredited, experienced integrative counsellor currently working from lovely rooms in Clapham Junction and also online.
We all have ups and downs in life and sometimes those downs take us longer to come out of. I look to be alongside you as we explore what is keeping you where you are and look at what you’d like to change.
I know how important it is for you to trust the person you talk to and so I will be looking to make sure that we are a good fit to work together when we first meet. Our first session will be going through what has brought you to counselling and answering any questions you might have.
The counselling process is a time away from your usual daily life where you can explore what is going on for you in safety and confidentiality. By looking at this together, we can explore the issues that are bothering you and gain insight into why these are happening. It usually means looking at your past and making links to what is happening now. By being aware of these links and by gaining insight, you can choose whether you would like to do things differently in the future.
I have helped clients with issues such as depression, anxiety, OCD, grief, loss and also helped clients who have wanted someone to hear what they are currently living through – for example, relationship issues or not feeling like themselves any more. Depending on what you are going through, we will talk about how long you might want counselling for. I offer both short and long term therapy, according to your needs.
How I work
I work with adults of all ages and young people (from 17+). I pay particular attention to the relationship between you and me during therapy sessions as I believe this can echo relationships that you have outside the room. I believe that our relationship can be the catalyst for change for you.
I have a particular interest in the effects that a boarding school education has on adult relationships.
Each session is 50 minutes long. I am an Accredited Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their Ethical Framework. I am fully insured.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a First Class BA (Hons) in Integrative-Relational Counselling from Middlesex University and am an Accredited Member of the BACP. I have experience working for charity, the NHS and workplace counselling. I work in private practice online. I am an Anxiety UK approved counsellor.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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