Hello, I am a BACP Registered Psychotherapist and registered member of the BACP with a warm relational approach. My passion for therapy began after seeking support some years ago when battling with lived experiences that I could not seem to overcome alone, through the help and skills I gained, I decided that my tests would be my testimony to help and support others.
I have been working clinically with clients since 2010 and have over 10 years experience of providing support to people with a varying challenges. I provide a safe and confidential space to promote a trusting working relationship with my clients so that they have the confidence to speak about personal thoughts, feelings and difficult situations they may be struggling to deal with alone. My approach is integrative (meaning I have trained in different counselling approaches, TA, CBT, DBT, Psychodynamic and Person Centred Models); Through delivering these approaches, I am able to tailor my skills to work with the individual needs of each of my clients, recognising everyone is unique and 'one size does not fit all'. I work in a way to emphasise the personal worth of an individual, giving them the confidence to identify and draw on their innate abilities to deal with their circumstances and, over come challenges with insight and skills gained in order to lead rich and fulfilling lives as a result.
With a background of working in Criminal Justice and also as a Senior Manager in the Health and Social Care Sector, I have an interest and experience of working to help people over come work related stress and anxiety, addictive issues and compulsive behaviours, as well as underlying issues of addiction such as depression, trauma and childhood abandonment and neglect. I also work with co-dependency and relationship issues, anger management, low self-esteem, eating disorders, bereavement & loss and life transitions. Through my career journey, I have gained a deep insight into how life’s pressures can affect people, which can lead to unhelpful or damaging ways of managing this. I work to identify healthier ways of managing emotions and stress and coping techniques. I specialise in working with self esteem, anxiety, bereavement, and have a special interest in eating disorders.
Training, qualifications & experience
Dip. Counselling Reg. MBACP, registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I am 12 step literate, my qualifications include a Diploma in therapeutic counselling, and a certificate in specialised bereavement training, I work in private practice at The Awareness Centre in Clapham and online.
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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