At a time when you might find yourself wondering which way to turn and with so many different counsellors to choose from, choosing one that's right for you can feel overwhelming, so why choose me?
I’m a qualified integrative counsellor and registered member of the BACP offering supportive therapy to both adults and children experiencing emotional difficulty.
Most people at some point in their lives and for various personal reasons experience periods of difficulty. It's easier than ever to get lost and consumed in the day to day stresses of life and often our focus is on everyone else but ourselves.
I offer a non judgemental, safe and confidential space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings and make sense of your experiences. Sessions are carefully tailored to your needs and delivered at a pace that's right for you.
To help us see things more clearly and work through our thoughts and feelings, it can sometimes be helpful to seek support from someone who can meet our need to be listened to with empathy and professional understanding.
I view therapy as a collaborative process in which we focus on your unique goals, values, and needs.
I aim to provide a confidential, non judgemental and nurturing space in which change, healing, and growth can occur. Whether you're experiencing emotional difficulty, anxiety, stress or low mood, struggling to cope with change or just need someone to talk to, you don't have to face these feelings alone.
I work using an integrative approach to counselling which allows me to draw on different theoretical models. Once a foundation of trust has been established, I aim to work with you to help identify and understand the effects of current or past experiences and explore new ways of thinking, behaving and relating at your own pace and in a way that is tailored to your individual needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience working successfully with clients in areas including low mood, low self esteem and confidence, stress, anxiety, trauma, co-dependency, coping with change, loss and grief and domestic abuse.
I work with individuals to:
- Identify how past experiences can affect present behaviours and responses
- Explore and express difficult emotions to others
- Explore and make sense of personal experiences
- Identify solutions
- Find an authentic voice through self discovery
- Identify unhealthy patterns of relating to self and others
- Explore losses and identify ways to cope more effectively
- Form more meaningful relationships with self and others
- Diploma in Therapeutic Integrative counselling
- Level 2, 3 certificate in Counselling skills CPCAB
- Member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
Professional Training In:
- Substance Use Awareness
- Traumatic Bereavement
- Bereavement by Suicide
- Attachment and Loss
- Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse
I came to counselling as a second career after having spent ten years working in the NHS. In addition to my private practice, I work as a freelance family coach offering family intervention and support and am a qualified facilitator of the Freedom Programme for women affected by domestic abuse.
I have experience working with both vulnerable children and young adults as a School counsellor with Place2Be - A charity counselling service for schools, (http://www.place2be.org.uk), providing therapeutic counselling and emotional support to students on a one to one basis to enhance both the mental wellbeing and prospects of each individual child.
In addition to this, I work voluntarily for a Bereavement service based in South West London, providing emotional support and short term person centred therapy to adult clients who have been bereaved.
I participate in regular supervision and attend regular training as part of my ongoing professional development.
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
I offer both short term and open ended counselling with empathy and professional understanding. Sessions will be carefully tailored to your needs and delivered at a pace that's right for you.
I offer a reduced rate for students and those on a low income (proof of status required). Please enquire for more information.
£40* per 50 minute session.
*Evening sessions after 6pm will incur an additional charge of £5
Concessions offered for
Free parking is available at all times
Bus routes 33, 337 and the 493 serve the local area. Closest stops include Richmond Park Road and Thornton Road, SW14.
A minimum of 24 hours notice is required for cancellations.