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MBACP (Accred)

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)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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