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Hello,

Are you suffering with anxiety or are you feeling depressed?  Are you struggling with relationship issues?  Do you suffer with a lack of confidence?

Sometimes in life we get to a place where trying to cope on our own feels just too hard and lonely - be it anxiety, pain about a relationship or feeling a loss of self-confidence.  Counselling can make a real difference to how you feel and help you to figure out how to move forward and start living a more fulfilling life.

I have a particular interest in working with female clients that suffer with anxiety or confidence issues.  I am due to start an Online Anxiety Therapy group for women on the 4th January 2021.

During this pandemic I offer counselling via Zoom or should you prefer, I also offer face to face counselling in my private practice which allows 2m distance between my clients and myself.  Masks can be worn within communal areas of the building and I offer antibacterial handgel.

I offer a confidential space for you to explore and be heard.  I am non-judgemental and we work at your pace.

Please get in touch today if you would like to arrange to have a free initial conversation about what you are looking for.  This gives you the chance to see if the support I offer would be useful to you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified counsellor and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Registered member MBACP) and I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice.  I hold a BA (Hons) degree in Person-Centred Counselling from the University of Middlesex and a Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling from the Metanoia Institute in London.

I have experience of working within charitable organisations including MCPS (Metanoia Counselling and Psychotherapy Services), The Counselling Partnership as well as Ealing Abbey Counselling Services.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

Counselling:

All my sessions are weekly and are 50 minutes in length.

£60 per session

I do offer concessions for students or those on low cost salaries - I currently have 2 lower cost daytime sessions available - please enquire to find out more.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Also registered with Life Coach Directory.

71-75 Uxbridge Road
London
W5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

My office is on a ground floor and has wheelchair access.

Availability

I am available Mondays to Fridays.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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