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Integrative Counsellor BSc (Hons) / MBACP

About me

Are you feeling anxious, depressed, stuck, lost, lonely, sad, overwhelmed or simply confused? Life is unpredictable; it can be difficult and messy. We all struggle at times and this can leave us thinking, feeling or behaving in ways we do not understand, perhaps wanting something different or to change but not knowing what or how.  I strive to offer a warm, welcoming, safe and confidential space, away from your everyday life, where you are helped to explore what is going on for you and supported to find your way forward. 

I work with adults and young people (age 16+) and I have experience working with all kinds of issues including anxiety, depression, loneliness, low confidence/self-esteem, identity, relationships, family roles, grief or loss, and major life transitions including becoming a parent, separation, divorce, relocation, redundancy, retirement. For more information about me and my areas of expertise please visit my website.

I am an Integrative therapist, which means I draw from different counselling theories depending on your needs, your goals and your preferences.  I also bring in some creative counselling tools and techniques, which some clients find helpful when they cannot find the words or when words alone do not feel enough.    

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a BSc (Hons) in Integrative Counselling. This means I am trained to work with different counselling theories including Person-Centred or Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Existential and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I also hold various certificates in Creative Counselling tools and techniques.

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which means I work within their ethical code and follow best practice guidelines.  It also means I am committed to regular supervision and ongoing personal and professional development.

I am registered with The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO) and committed to providing the same care and professionalism when working Online as I do in person.

I am fully insured and DBS checked.

I have worked in selected schools and various agencies in Havering and Essex, providing telephone, online and face-to-face counselling to adults, children and young people. I also have more than 5 years' experience as a Samaritans listening volunteer and I am a local community health champion with a very holistic view of wellbeing.

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.

ACTO

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO)

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

If you cannot find what you need listed above, please get in touch for a free, confidential, informal chat about how I might be able to help.

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Fees

From £60.00 to £65.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£60 / 50 minutes weekdays before 5 pm
£65 / 50 minutes weekdays after 5 pm and at weekends 

When I work

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Evening
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Further information

Whilst I am trained to work with different counselling theories alongside creative tools and techniques, how we work together will depend entirely on you - your unique needs, your preferences and your goals, and we will always work at your pace.

If you are unsure if counselling is right for you, or unclear about whether I could help you, please contact me for a free informal chat without any obligation.  

Willow Herbal Centre, 2 The Drive, Harold Wood, Romford, RM3 0DU

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

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.

My practice in RM3 has a garden room that can be accessed directly, with parking available outside. Please note this is subject to availability and it does not have any toilet facilities..

Online platforms

Zoom

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