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MA, MBACP (Accred)

About me

Welcome.

How counselling can help

People seek counselling and psychotherapy for many reasons. Perhaps you would like your relationships to improve; maybe you'd like to break recurring patterns in your life; you might be suffering with grief, anxiety or depression and need support to move forward. I can help you to explore your issues and develop resources to open up possibilities for change.

How I work

Taking the first step can feel daunting. Whatever your issues, I offer a non-judgmental, safe and empathetic environment where we can work together to explore difficulties. I use an integrative approach, drawing from a variety of therapeutic techniques to enable me to meet your individual needs. I’m interested both in what you’re experiencing now and how your past might be affecting it. I aim to help you gain insight and identify internal and external resources to help create positive change. I offer both short and longer term counselling, depending on your needs. Please visit my website for further information.

Who I work with

I specialise in working with individuals and couples. I deal with a range of issues, including: relationships, anxiety, depression & sadness, low self esteem, bereavement & loss, and trauma.

What to expect in your first session                                              

I'm happy to chat on the phone and deal with any questions or concerns before you decide to book a session. At the initial session we can decide together whether counselling is right for you and what you would like to achieve.

How sessions work

Sessions are weekly and 50 minutes long.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA in Relationship Therapy (Distinction) - Relate Institute, University of Hull
  • Certificate in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) - WPF Therapy
  • Certificate in ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) - ACT Online (Dr Russ Harris)

I am an accredited member of the BACP and my work is guided by the BACP code of ethics.

In addition to my private practice, I have worked with couples and families at Relate for many years, and with young people in a secondary school.

I regularly attend courses and workshops on a wide range of subjects including trauma, addiction, bereavement, young people and mental illness. Extending my knowledge of psychotherapy and ensuring I’m aware of new developments are essential to the effectiveness of my practice.

I'm also constantly learning from my children, family and friends! I've always been fascinated by what makes people and relationships tick.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

From £75.00 to £85.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • AXA PPP
  • Vitality

Additional information

All sessions are 50 minutes long

Individual session £75

Couple session £85

Insurance funded session £85

I am registered with Aviva, AXA PPP Healthcare, Vitality & Aetna Global Benefits

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I offer daytime and evening sessions, please contact me for current availability.

Fentiman Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 1QA

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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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.

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom