I am an integrative counsellor. I have a private counselling practice and I am one of the practice managers for One Vision Counselling Service in Deptford. I also work for the London Borough of Merton. I am a trained bereavement counsellor. I used to work at a bereavement counselling agency and for a counselling agency providing counselling in schools.
I have experience working with children and adults with learning and physical disabilities and mental health issues. I work with individuals, adults and children. I integrate person centred, psychodynamic, CBT and Clarkson's therapeutic approaches within my individual therapeutic approach. I use creative techniques when this is appropriate. I feel that my adaptable approach can meet the best needs of my clients.
I am a genuine, non judgemental, empathic counsellor. I feel it is important to develop a good therapeutic relationship with my clients to enable them to work through the issues they bring to counselling. I provide a safe and supportive environment where my clients are able to work through their issues with me and make positive changes in their lives.
I adhere to the BACP ethical guidelines. I am a registered BACP member (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
Training, qualifications & experience
BA/BSC History and Social Science Joint Honours - 2002
Understanding Health and Social Care - 2006
Introduction to counselling - 2008
Child development - 2010
Counselling exploring fear and sadness - 2010
Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2 - 2011
New Focus Therapy - 2011
Bereavement Counselling Training - 2012
Safeguarding children and young people - 2012
Creative Counselling Interventions - 2013
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 - 2014
BACP Certificate of Proficiency - 2014
Conflict management - 2014
Mental health training - 2014
Dream therapy work shop - 2014
Working with clients with depression - 2014
Overcoming jealousy and envy with live CBT demonstrations - 2014
Anger with live CBT demonstrations - 2015
Working with adult attachment styles - 2015
Foundations of REBT - 2016
Grief when a child dies - 2016
Money and therapy - 2017
CBT level 5 Diploma - 2017
The Foundation for Infant Loss Training - 2018
Revisiting Gestalt - 2018
Foundation Degree in Counselling - 2018
The sound of silence (trauma work with people who have experienced terror attacks and natural disasters) - 2018
I have a background working in social services with all client groups. I have worked with adults with learning and physical disabilities and mental health issues for over ten years. I have trained as an integrative counsellor and bereavement counsellor. I am committed to ongoing professional development as I feel this is important to improve my practice and to keep my skills updated.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
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My fees for students and low income individual clients are £30.
My fees for individual client sessions are £50.
My private practice and agency are based in the Deptford Methodist Church building.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available on Wednesday and Thursday.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|