My aim is to provide you with the safety in which you can explore your thoughts and feelings, accompanying you on your path in life when you are stuck and feeling unsure how to proceed. My personal counselling style is to be open to your unique experiences, with the hope of helping you make better sense of your problems, and working with you on your journey to self-awareness, growth and wellness.
I work in an integrative way with clients, meaning I use person-centred and psychodynamic models, giving you the opportunity to explore your experiences in the present, but also looking at how your past may have influenced your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I also bring in aspects of the transpersonal when appropriate, providing the space to explore more soulful aspects of your self, identity and life.
I am happy to work with you online, on the telephone, or we can meet in person in my private and comfortable counselling space in CR2.
I have experience of working with a broad range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, social anxiety, bereavement, feeling sad, life transitions, low self-esteem, and self-confidence. Also existential issues such as loss of meaning or direction, relationship problems, seperation and divorce, and co-dependency. I am also happy to work with issues around sexuality and problems specific to the LGBTQ+ community.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am trained in integrative counselling, using both person-centred and psychodynamic approaches. I completed my CPCAB Diploma training in Therapeutic Counselling with London South Bank University.
I have worked with the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Service for both NHS Lambeth and NHS Sutton.
I also currently providing counselling for clients with Mind in Purley.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £50.00 to £60.00
Free initial online session
Concessions offered for
£50-£60 per 50-minute session.
Concessions available for students.
When I work
From Tuesday until Friday I am available for counselling from midday until 8.30pm. I also have availability from 9-11am on weekday mornings, and 9-12 on Saturday mornings.
Sessions can be provided online via Zoom, or in my comfortable counselling space near to Purley Oaks and Sanderstead train stations. I am based in CR2 and my private practice is easy to travel to from the areas of Croydon, South Croydon, Selsdon, Purley and Coulsdon.