As a qualified and experienced Person Centred counsellor, I believe that within each of us there are great resources and potential.
I see my role as providing a non-judgemental, authentic and empathic relationship so that clients can safely explore issues of concern. The hope is that clients can begin to see things more clearly and to draw upon their own inner strengths to face life's challenges.
The quality of the relationship between therapist and client is widely regarded as the most important factor in facilitating effective therapy. I encourage an authentic, collaborative relationship and will invite clients to regularly review the work to ensure they are getting what they want from the therapeutic relationship.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a first class degree (BA Hons) in Person Centred counselling from Metanoia Institute. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I have worked with clients in a number of different counselling agencies, on a range of issues, in particular relationship issues, anxiety, depression, abuse (childhood abuse, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, bullying), trauma, bereavement and loss, low self-esteem and self-worth, family issues and parenting. In addition to my private practice, I currently work as a student counsellor at a London university.
I worked on the National Domestic Violence Helpline for 4 years and I am a qualified Probation Officer.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Monday 10 am-3pm and Tuesday 10 am-3