About me

I am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor accredited with the BACP (British Council of counsellors and psychotherapists). I have many years of experience in working with adults. I know from my own experience that counselling provides a space to open up and get to know yourself a bit more closely and that way to live more fully and happily. If you are wondering about your life, or are faced with a difficult situation or wanting to address something that you have been carrying for a long time, I can offer you a safe space to explore them.

If you have never been to counselling, the first step could be daunting. It is normal to feel that way. I usually use the first one or two sessions, also to talk about the concerns or questions you may have about your issues or the counselling process itself. This is an opportunity for you to figure if this is for you and there is no expectation of a continued commitment at this stage. Once you decide to continue, the therapy could be time-limited (12 sessions for example) or open-ended.

I offer a safe and non-judgmental space to explore difficult and painful experiences and move on from them.

I offer an initial session with no obligation to commit to continued work. This is an opportunity for the client and therapist to assess the suitability of working together and it could be arranged by email or phone. All communications are treated in confidence. I work either online (phone, Skype, zoom) or face to face at Erith (DA8). Feel free to contact me to discuss availability, suitability or method of delivery.

Key experiences: Anxiety, Depression, trauma, stress, bereavement 

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Counselling (Birkbeck College, London)

MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy (Birkbeck College, London)

B. A (Philosophy)

I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work within their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I have spent several years working with the Croydon Counselling Foundation as a counsellor and assessor. This is an agency accredited by BACP and following  BACP guidelines.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

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

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Fees

From £50.00 to £80.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fee is £50 per session in Erith and 60-80 in the city.

I can also offer limited concessions for those who are on a low income in both practices.

To begin with, I offer an initial session, with no obligation to continue, to see if I am the right person for you and discuss how our work together might proceed. This can be arranged by email or phone as above.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I see clients on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. There is also limited availability at the weekends.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Additional languages

Malayalam

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Microsoft Spaces
Whatsapp
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