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MA Counselling Reg BACP MA Hons

About me

Are you looking for someone who can help you explore issues dominating your life in a non-judgemental and genuine manner? I support clients in making positive changes, building resilience and achieving personal growth. Going to counselling can be daunting: I hope to offer clients a place of safety and compassion, and a therapeutic relationship instilled with warmth, energy and humour.

Particular interests

I’ve experience working with anxiety, depression, bereavement, trauma, relationship issues, infertility issues, work-related issues, family conflict, parenting, abuse, cultural issues, self-esteem, emotional unavailability, men’s issues, women’s issues, social anxiety, panic attacks, low self-confidence, life-coaching and personal development. I’ve worked with clients from all walks of life and life stages from students, to stay-at-home parents, to senior managers. I’ve also had a corporate career, worked as a language teacher, held volunteering roles, and raised a family: all of which help me understand my clients.

I tailor my approach to each client’s needs. I’m a person-centred and integrative counsellor meaning I believe you’ve the skills to overcome the challenges you’re facing and I draw on multiple therapeutic approaches to help you tap into these and flourish.

I‘m British but have lived in six countries across four continents. I grew up speaking English at home and French outside the home. I’m therefore particularly interested in cultural issues, and the difficulties of living outside one’s home country. I speak French and Spanish.

How I work

I work with individuals aged 18 and above. I work both face-to-face and online (I have training in this area). I also offer ‘Walk and Talk Therapy’ on Clapham or Wandsworth Common if you prefer to be outdoors during Covid, or just like being in nature.

I offer a free, 10 minute, phone or Zoom chat before you commit to a face-to-face or online appointment.

I have therapy rooms at the Clapham Therapy Rooms, Battersea Rise, SW11.

I offer both long and short-term therapy. I draw from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Emotion Freedom Technique (“tapping”), Person-Centred Therapy, and Solutions-Focused Therapy. I also use my Gottman Method Couples Therapy training to help individuals strengthen their relationships.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Masters degree in Counselling from Monash University, Australia.

I also have training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotion Freedom Technique, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Online and Telephone Counselling, Solutions-Focused Therapy. I am a certified Fertility Coach.

As well as the above qualifications, I undertake continuing professional development with a minimum of 30 hours' top up training per year on a wide range of areas that will enhance the therapeutic process. I also meet with a supervisor monthly.

I am fully insured with Towergate Insurance.

As part of my training, I worked with individuals and couples experiencing relationship, family and professional issues; couples undergoing fertility treatment; and students and teenagers with unplanned pregnancies.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I’m committed to offering a service that is welcoming to all backgrounds in a supportive and non-discriminatory manner and abide by BACP Ethical Framework and GDPR.

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

Fees

From £55.00 to £75.00

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students

Additional information

£55 per 50 minute session (online or phone)

£65 per 50 minute session (face-to-face).

£75 per 50 minute Walk and Talk session (to allow for travel time to and from meeting point).

I offer a free 10 minute phone chat to help you decide if you would like to book an appointment.

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
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I work from 8am to 8pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, both face-to-face, online and outdoors.

Further information

I appreciate that, even though life can be overwhelming, accessing counselling can be a big step for many people. I am committed to supporting you as you explore whatever issues are bothering you. I work on both a short and a long-term basis with my clients, according to the issues they are facing and what they want out of counselling. My goal is help you work through whatever is troubling you and help empower you to live a fulfilling and rewarding life.

Therapy Rooms, 76A Battersea Rise, London, SW11 1EH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults