I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapist. I offer individual short- term and long-term therapy for adults. I have provided individual counselling sessions to a wide range of clients that have experienced depression and anxiety due to bereavement, issues related to immigration, shame and guilt, feelings or emptiness and isolation, relationship problems, the impact of ill-health, traumatic events, and existential issues. I volunteer for Anxiety UK, run a private practice and work as an EAP phone counsellor.
I am very interested in understanding how life experiences can impact my client’s behaviour, thoughts, feelings, decision making and spiritual life and the implications of the client’s family system, current context, culture, race and the environment in their lives.
Through counselling, individuals are encouraged to think about their problems and thus come to a greater understanding of the causes. As a result of this understanding, it is possible for the person to take action and eventually solve their problems. I also believe that the counsellor/client relationship is a creative partnership where both works together to find a balance between guiding and facilitating self-discovery.
Prior to becoming a counsellor, I trained as a Speech and Language Therapists and worked in a stroke and trauma patient hospital with adults and adolescents. I have also worked in other fields including educational projects for the deaf community, domestic violence, charity work for epilepsy and worked for the NHS. I also provided pastoral care in different Christian settings.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a MA in Integrative Counselling from Roehampton University.
I offer individual short- term and long-term therapy for adults. I have provided individual counselling sessions to a wide range of clients that have experienced depression and anxiety due to bereavement, issues related to immigration, shame and guilt, feelings or emptiness and isolation, relationship problems, the impact of ill-health, traumatic events, and existential issues. I volunteer for Anxiety UK, run a private practice and work as an EAP phone counsellor.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
- £65 online sessions
On occasions I can offer a discount if there is a need for long term therapy.
I have a few slots available in the evenings or afternoon on the selected days.
I can also conduct sessions in Spanish.