PRIVATE PRACTICE IN RICHMOND TW9 and OXFORD CIRCUS W1
I am an experienced Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with a private practice in Richmond Upon Thames, and Fitzrovia, Central London. I also work online via Zoom, Skype, FaceTime and WhatsApp.
I offer a confidential space where you can feel safe, understood and trusted as you start to explore the reasons why you feel as you do.
I have considerable experience working with clients who seek help for a range of emotional difficulties, including anxiety, depression, low mood, panic disorder, family and relationship issues, loss, low self-esteem, work-related stress, and addictions (alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex, internet).I have many years experience of working with 12-step programmes.
I am experienced in short-term counselling as well as long term therapy and work with adult clients of all ages and backgrounds.
HOW THERAPY CAN HELP
Therapy is a very personal process. It gives you the chance to explore your thoughts, behaviour and emotions in a safe and impartial setting, outside your usual circles of family and friends, and with a trained professional whom you can trust to keep things confidential.
Talking about your difficulties, and working them through in this setting, can help you see things from a different perspective. As well as helping to ease emotional difficulties or destructive behavioural patterns, it can lead to deep and long-lasting changes allowing you to move forward with increased confidence and resource to meet life's challenges, and a greater openness to new experiences.
As an Integrative therapist I am able to draw on a range of knowledge and skills from different established theoretical backgrounds - particularly Psychodynamic, Person Centred and Cognitive Behavioural Therapies. We are all unique and this way of working helps me to adapt the therapy to fit the client, rather than adapting the client to fit the therapy.
My overall aim is to provide a safe and empathic environment where you can find understanding of where problems originate, process the feelings experienced as you acquire this understanding, and begin to heal and move forwards in your life, with greater confidence and reourcefulness.
THE NEXT STEP
Finding the right therapist is a challenging process and I aim to make it as straightforward and helpful as possible. Please feel free to email me with any questions you have, or to book an initial session.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Diploma (with merit) Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, Roehampton University
- Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
- B.Sc. (Hons) Social Sciences, South Bank University
- Facilitator in Group Therapy
- In addition to my private practice, I gained extensive experience working in Addiction, NHS and private counselling agency settings, including:
- Honorary Counsellor at ASCA (Addiction Support and Care Agency); 4 years working long and short term with clients who presented with a range of addiction issues.
- Honorary Counsellor at Putneymead Medical Centre; 1 year working short-term with clients presenting a wide array of complex issues.
- Honorary Counsellor at Counselling Initiatives – 2 years working with a wide range of presenting issues.
I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and subscribe to their code of ethics.
Before becoming a therapist, I held management positions in both media and hospitality sectors. I know first-hand the challenges and stresses of demanding workplaces, particularly the struggle to balance all aspects of our lives, both personal and professional, and of building and maintaining healthy relationships.
I have worked with and advised many leading hospitality employers on helping individuals who experience alcohol and substance misuse, including Hyatt Regency, Claridges, Dorchester, Le Manoir aux Quat Saisons, The Goring, Soho House Group, Fat Duck Group and Gordon Ramsay Group.
I am also Chair of Trustees of The Bridge Recovery Community
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
I charge £85 per session in Central London and £70 per session in Richmond. All sessions are 55 minutes duration.
I also work with clients on Skype and FaceTime.
If cancellation is received within 48 hours of the booking, full fee is payable. I will however, do my utmost to offer an alternative session or online session within the same week, if at all possible.
Please feel free to email, text or call me.
I currently have limited availability in Fitzrovia and Richmond. I work daytimes and some evenings.