The cornerstone of any therapeutic work is located in the relationship between therapist and client. I strive to make my clients feel safe, welcome and valued from our first meeting. My strength is in making connections with people in order to fully understand their issues and needs, while establishing a safe and trusted place for clients to express themselves. I am particularly experienced working with men who struggle with the idea of attending counselling and expressing their feelings. As an experienced men's counsellor I fully appreciate the challenges many men feel in 'opening up' to a stranger and discussing personal issues they normally keep to themselves. Sometimes women may also prefer to choose a male counsellor for a variety of reasons and I am very comfortable engaging with the female perspective.
I have a probably unique breadth of experience and skills in working with young people, not just in counselling but also in youth work and the education sector. My interpersonal skills allow me to 'connect' with young people in a manner essential to allowing them to share their issues and concerns in a safe environment. Having spent my life in North East London I readily relate to people from all backgrounds, religious and ethnic groups and positively value diversity of all kinds. As an integrative therapist I am flexible in my approach and sensitive to the individual needs of clients.
If you are considering counselling why not book an initial session with me and then make an informed as to whether I can help you move forward?
Training, qualifications & experience
I have completed a BACP accredited counselling and psychotherapy course at the University of East London, which has equipped me to practice a number of approaches to counselling depending on the needs and circumstances of the client. As well as my counselling qualifications I am a professionally qualified youth and community worker and teacher and have worked successfully with young people throughout my adult life. I am now an experienced and successful counsellor who has a lifetime of working with people from all backgrounds and a gift for connecting with people in order to build a trusting working relationship.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£60 per hour for adults, £40 per hour for young people, £75 per hour for couples and families.
Special rate for clients who are teachers or work within the education sector.
Concessions offered for
I am based at my home address in Chingford Hatch taking appropriate Covid secure measures in a seperate part of my home.