*Please note that I do not have any availability until January 2021*
Sometimes life can throw difficulties our way and it can jolt us, shake us even, leaving us feeling lost and disconnected. Counselling can help us to reconnect to ourselves by exploring our narratives, gaining a deeper understanding of who we are, and to develop a better relationship with ourselves and others. I would like to offer you a space to do this at your own pace and without judgement.
I am a qualified integrative counsellor based in East London, and I have worked with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, low self-confidence, low self-esteem, loss and trauma. I specialise in trauma and loss, and I have a number of years’ experience working with individuals who have experienced historic child sexual abuse, domestic abuse and sexual violence.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their ethics and standards.
What I offer
I can offer individual long-term or short-term therapy in a safe and supportive environment. I work in an integrative way within a person-centred framework which means that as we are all unique individuals we respond to life’s obstacles and challenges in different ways, I work in response to your needs whilst respecting your autonomy. I believe that we all have the potential to heal from wounds, obstacles and challenges that have happened during childhood or during our adult lives.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Higher National Certificate in Counselling
- BACP Accredited Diploma in Counselling
- FdA in Counselling
- BA (Hons) Degree in Counselling
I continue to engage in CPD workshops and training some of which include: Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice, Pre-Trial Therapy, Domestic Abuse, and Understanding How Rape and Childhood Abuse Affects Male Survivors.
As well as private practice, I currently work as a counsellor for a charity that provides counselling for adult survivors of child sexual abuse, domestic abuse and sexual violence. I have previously worked for Solace Women’s Aid as a group co-facilitator, and as a counsellor for Haven Network– for Survivors of Abuse. My background also includes working for Women's Aid as a caseworker and within the social housing sector for many years which included working in a managerial role.
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
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
How much does each session cost?
Initial consultation (50 mins) - £30
Individual counselling sessions (50 mins) - £50
Concessions are available for students/trainees, unemployed and low-waged individuals (please call me to discuss)
Concessions offered for
How can I contact you?
Choosing a counsellor is difficult but if you decide to make contact we will arrange to have an initial consultation to discuss what areas of your life you would like to focus on, and to establish if I am the right counsellor for you. If you would like an informal chat or have any questions you can call me on: 07908 854084, or email me and I will aim to respond within 24hrs.
I am available during the day and evenings