I have been working as a Counsellor since 1997 and have worked in the voluntary, public and private sector.
I work with all ages of clients - ages 8 - 80 - and have awareness of the cultural, social and economic diversity within the community. I also have great understanding in issues that young people face within their complex digital world.
3 session model of hypnotherapy is also on offer using trance like states of relaxation to reinforce and embed positive self beliefs to overcome barriers to healthy life experiences.
Common issues worked with clients are
- anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder and Social anxiety Disorder
- panic attacks
- low confidence/esteem
- bullying ( school and in the workplace)
- obsessional disorders
- eating problems
- family/ marital issues
- cross cultural relationships
- relationship difficulties
- sexual abuse
- self harm/injury
- emotional abuse
- domestic violence
- Asperger/ neuro-diversity
- Substance/alcohol misuse
- Trauma/childhood trauma
I can provided group work for issues, awareness and understanding around anxiety, anger, body image, addictions and healthy relationships to name but a few.
- I am also a registered BUPA therapist.
- I work effectively with Neuro- diverse and Asperger's issues in adults and children.
- I am confident with self injury issues.
- I use a variety of models that fit the need of the client.
- I am flexible with sessions and times for the convenience of busy and chaotic lifestyles..
Sessions are confidential and I am also DBS checked which means I can reassure parents and carers that I am safe and appropriate to work with all age ranges and vulnerabilities.
My rooms are conveniently accessible from most areas in London and Essex including Central London, City, Liverpool Street, East London, Ilford, Brentwood, Hornchurch, Romford, Dagenham, Collier Row and Upminster, Thurrock, by public transport or road.
I am flexible with session times and evening and weekends are also available to suit clients that have a 24/7 lifestyle.
Please feel free to call or email to ask any questions about how you are feeling about counselling or what your issues are as this is often the hardest step to take and once acknowledgement is there, then the steps to change follow soon after.
Training, qualifications & experience
CSCT Diploma in integrative Counselling 1997
CSTD Certificate in Therapeutic,Group
and Advanced supervision 1999
Certificate in Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy 2000
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 2000
Certificate in Multi Modal Therapy 2000
Certificate in Problem Focused Psychotherapy 2001
Certificate in Stress Counselling and Management 2003
Certificate in SandPlay Therapy 2013
Certificate in Hypnotherapy 2015
Certificate in Rewind technique
Certificate in Emotional freedom tapping
Drug awareness, Bereavement and Loss, Self Harm, Anxiety in children and young people, Autism and Asperger's counselling and pastoral care, Sexual Harmful behaviour, Stress management, Anger awareness, trauma, school refuser/non attender, Child Sexual Exploitation, supporting those that hear voices, disabilities and equality in education and extensive Child protection training
Extensive experience in
Working with adults and young people and children.
Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Asperger's syndrome
Medical and Disability issues
Working to overcome anxiety of children and supporting families.
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
Individual one to one sessions are £100 per 50 mins
Online video counselling sessions are £100 for 50 mins session
I have established a great method of working with Aspergers Syndrome and those diagnosed with Autism and it has been really successful with helping those affected in understanding how to self regulate symptoms of discomfort which often result in stressful outcomes.
I also have extensive knowledge and experience in Sand Play therapy.
This is a powerful tool for adults as well as children as it focuses on our inner self and supports our decision making and healthy life choices using symbols, figures and sand
Ideal for cases where the issues are not necessarily consciously present, but discomfort is being experienced within their life.