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This professional is available for new clients.
At times life can be an uphill struggle which can make us feel confused, despondent and directionless - not knowing what to do or who to talk to. People may seek counselling for different reasons. Whatever difficulties you are experiencing, I can support you in a safe and confidential space where I can help you to explore and identify your needs, working alongside you to gain a better understanding of why you may feel the way you do and working towards making change happen.
I work with various people who seek help and support for various concerns that they are facing, such as: depression, anxiety, cultural issues, physical and emotional abuse, relationships, loss and self-development as well as many other obstacles and challenges that life can throw at us.
In addition to seeing private clients, I work part-time in a counselling agency in South London. The agency works in partnership with the NHS IAPT service; my role there as a lead counsellor, I mentor and work with a team of qualified and trainee counsellors, combining this with seeing NHS clients for short-term therapy.
I use techniques to suit your individual needs. I provide emotional support in a non-judgmental way and I will listen to you unconditionally with empathy, care and respect.
I welcome people from all walks of life. I understand the Chinese cultural background and have experience with clients from other diverse cultural communities.
I am an accredited registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and I adhere to their ethical framework for good practice.
"When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves"
Viktor E. Frankl
I am mindful that starting therapy can be daunting, therefore during the initial session you will get a brief idea about counselling and how I work before committing to on-going sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- BTEC Diploma in Developing Counselling Skills
- Certificate in Counselling Concepts
- CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
- Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
- Attachment Theory/Styles
- Domestic Violence Training
- Mental Health Awareness Training
- Disability Awareness Training
- The Freedom Programme - Living with the Dominator
- Impact of Child Sexual Abuse on Adult Survivors and their Relationships
- Certificate in Counselling Supervision
I am a supervisor and provide supervision to trainees and qualified counsellors. The work is catered to the supervisee's requirements.
I previously worked as a physiotherapy assistant with Croydon Health Services NHS Trust; working with disabled, injured and post-op children. I am aware how this can have an adverse effect on the parent/carer, as well as the child/patient.
I also worked as a volunteer caseworker for Victim Support; supporting people affected by crime.
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Each session is up to 50 minutes long - £50 per session
The first session is to establish the working relationship; to explore your main concerns, enabling me to understand your reasons for seeking counselling. This is an opportunity for you to find out how counselling works and if it is what you require at this moment, as well as to determine whether my approach is suited for you.
All sessions will occur on the same day and time each week. I offer short term and long term counselling depending on the work required for your individual needs. The sessions will be reviewed throughout therapy.