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)
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial telephone session
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