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BA Hons, DipCouns, MBACP

About me

I am a BACP registered Counsellor/psychotherapist. I work with adults and specialise in working with adolescents.  Are you faced with difficulties, feeling angry, sad or anxious? Experiencing low self esteem? We can explore these feelings together, supporting you in a safe and non judgemental environment.

During the COVID-19 pandemic I can offer you sessions via telephone, Whatsapp, zoom or walk and talk (social distance).

Concessionary fees are available for NHS front line key workers and students. I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation to discuss working together.

To support you during the pandemic I can provide you with sessions during the evening, in addition to normal session times.

I will revert back to face to face contracting sessions when the pandemic has passed and it is deemed safe for both my clients and myself.

Walk and Talk Therapy

Is a form of counselling/psychotherapy where confidential sessions take place outside with you the client and myself walking side by side. It is also referred to as Eco-therapy, or Outdoor Therapy. The pace is always set by you and I match your pace. If you wish to pause or sit you are free to do so. The objective of Walk and Talk is for us to have a counselling session. However, walking in a natural environment provides an additional therapeutic context. I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework and same rules of confidentiality as in face to face counselling sessions. Walk and talk sessions provide flexibility and advantages, especially for parents with prams.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified, BACP registered (MBACP) integrative psychotherapist, using a psychodynamic and person centred approach. I am also a registered Anxiety UK therapist. I have a background in education, working in further education for over ten years. I have worked with both adults and adolescents. I have also worked as counselling lecturer in London. I have attended many training events including self- harm, general anxiety disorder, exam stress, anxiety, and depression.

As an integrative therapist I will draw on different theories and skills and apply what is best suited to you and your needs. Therapy is a bit like a structured conversation where you can speak freely about your life without judgement. I am open and honest in relation to all aspects of my work with you. I aim to foster a confidential, non-judgemental and empathetic space, supporting you with these issues you are experiencing.

I understand the reason you are seeking counselling may not be in relation to any specific issue. For example, you may want a safe and confidential space to explore your feelings or seek to grow as a person. It is my wish that our sessions together can help you to understand yourself better and provide greater insight and awareness of your presenting issues or life experience.

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

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Pre/Postnatal depression

Fees

Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students

Additional information

£55 per session. Concessionary fees are available for NHS front line key workers and students. Free 20 minute phone consultation to discuss working together.

When I work

Sessions are available during the week (morning, afternoon and evenings).

Further information

During the COVID-19 pandemic I can offer you sessions via telephone, Whats app, zoom, or walk and talk. To support you during the pandemic I can offer you sessions during the evening, in addition to normal session times. I will revert back to face to face contracting sessions when the pandemic has passed and it is deemed safe for both my clients and myself.

We can set a time and place for the first session over the phone as I offer a free 20 min initial consultation. Please feel free to contact me via email or phone.

The first session is to set the boundaries and discuss how we can work together, as everyone has different reasons for therapy and what they wish to achieve from it.

This session is also a time for you to ask me any questions in relation to how I work, the therapeutic model I use, and to finalise payment details

Phone and online sessions are once a week and usually 50 minutes in duration, the same as face to face sessions. A day and time will be agreed prior to each session.

My integrative training allows me to be flexible and adaptable with my approach as I feel that therapy is not a one size fits all endeavour. I feel that gaining insight into our inner worlds and relationships with others allows us to move forward with more self-compassion and understanding. As an integrative therapist I will draw upon different theories and skills best suited to your needs. I integrate different ways of working such as art therapy (please ask me if you wish to use art materials in our sessions together). I also integrate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques and mindfulness.

Areas I can help you with include: feeling sad, stress, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship/ family breakdown, self-harm, loss, bereavement, separation/divorce and suicidal ideation.

Sutton, Surrey, SM5

Cheam, Sutton, SM3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults