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MBACP (Reg) Psychotherapist, Couples and family Counsellor

About me

I hold a Masters Degree in Integrative Relationship Therapy and am a registered member of the BACP. I am fully qualified to work with individuals, couples and families and have over 10 years experience working both face to face and online with people in a wide range of issues. I have also worked for Relate along side my private practice.

How we communicate in relationships is key to being heard and understood. Changing how we communicate is more than learning a new skill. It is about learning to listen without our inner voice deafening us and being able to share without our vulnerabilities overwhelming us.

It is a common misconception that counselling involves dwelling on the past. In fact good relationship support focuses on the present and on recognising unhelpful patterns of behaviour some of which may well be rooted in the past.  My experience with clients tells me that the shifts happen when we are connecting with our emotions in the present.

I will help you take control of how you show up in  your relationships by exploring the root issues, which are triggering your painful feelings.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have many years experience dealing with a diverse range of issues such as anxiety, infidelity, trust, negative patterns of behaviour and communication challenges.

Qualifications

  • MA Integrative Relationship Therapy
  • PG Dip Integrative Relationship Therapy

To get started with counselling email me to set up an initial free telephone conversation where we will talk about what you want to get out of counselling. If you are happy to continue we will arrange sessions on a weekly basis on the same day and at the same time each week.

I am currently offering more flexibility around times and days of sessions to help with clients who have small children at home.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

Additional information

£80.00  per 50 minute session individual session

£90.00 per 50 minute couples session

£100.00 per 50 minute family session

When I work

Daytime and Evenings

Further information

Registered member of BACP

I offer an initial free 30 minute telephone conversation prior to any session booking.

St Andrew's Church Centre, Mount Park Road, London, W5 2RS

1A Belmont Road, Chiswick, W4 5UL

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

There is wheelchair access at St Andrew's Church Centre and a free carpark behind the church