I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with several years experience working in the NHS and voluntary sector as well as private practice. I offer both short and longer term therapy and have experience of working with a wide range of concerns and emotional difficulties including anxiety and depression.
My aim is to offer you a warm, supportive, non-judgemental place to talk about your life and anything that may be confusing, painful or uncomfortable. Through our work I hope you will be able to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and the way you manage your difficulties so you can make positive changes in your life.
If you would like to talk about counselling and how it might work for you, please contact me by telephone (07792 808952) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). I welcome all enquiries and if I am not available, I will do my best to return your call within 24 hours.
As an integrative counsellor, I am trained in Person Centred, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behaviour theories. What this means for clients is that I work with what is going on in present day and, where helpful, explore the past to understand the root of issues or patterns of behaviour. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) can be useful to challenge unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviours. I understand that counselling is a very personal experience and that what works for one person, doesn’t necessarily work for another, so I draw on these theories and tailor my approach to meet your individual needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
Prior to working in Private Practice, I was a Senior Counsellor with Care to Listen, a busy counselling agency in Croydon. I worked with clients who self referred and as well as those who were referred via IAPTS (NHS). I remain a member of the management board of Care To Listen and I manage their recruitment.
Recent training includes:
- Working with Domestic Violence
- Working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
- CBT tools and techniques
• MA Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (Merit), Roehampton University
• Graduate Diploma Psychology (Distinction), University of West London
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
My therapy room is a discreet and peaceful garden office and I am located just off Kingston Road in Teddington. There is free on street parking. I am 10-15 minute walk both Hampton Wick and Teddington Railway stations and the nearest bus stop is St Mark's Road which is serviced by the 281 and 285