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 place 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.
As an experienced counsellor, 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.
I am familiar with working with people affected by crime, supporting them through the aftermath of their ordeal. Also, as an IAPT counsellor, I have experience with working with clients using the NHS IAPT service.
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 am bilingual in English and Cantonese. I understand the Chinese cultural background and have experience with clients from other diverse cultural communities.
I am a 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 the process of starting counselling can be daunting, consequently I offer an initial session for you to meet me before deciding whether you would like to go ahead with counselling.
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
- 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
- Systemic Ideas and Practice
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.
Registered / Accredited
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.
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
£45 per session
Initial session: 50 minutes
Per session thereafter: 50 minutes
The initial 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.