Sometimes we can all feel alone and overwhelmed. You might be struggling to feel connected to others, worried about what they think of you and trying to do your 'best'. Maybe you would like a warm space to talk about your innermost thoughts and feelings and to start to rediscover your sense of self. What do you want from counselling? It's ok to have a clear idea or just a generalised sense that you are unhappy.
My approach is person centred; I am here to help you explore painful and distressing experiences by listening and trying to understand how life is for you. I will not leave you in silence or bombard you with questions but help you figure out what is troubling you.
I understand that deciding to seek support can be daunting. I offer an initial session for £25 so that we can see if we are a good fit. Please call or email to enquire and I will reply within 48 hours.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Higher Professional Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I also hold a Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling.
I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and receive regular clinical supervision to ensure that I am providing the best therapeutic support for my clients.
I have worked with adults with a broad range of issues and mental health problems over ten years of practice. As well as private practice, I currently work for a community based counselling charity in Greenwich where I see mainly women who have experienced sexual/domestic violence.
I have also taught counselling skills to diploma level students, at a local college.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Sessions cost £50 and last for 50 minutes.
I offer both short and long-term counselling.
I offer the first session at a reduced fee of £25.
If we do decide to work together we will review periodically how the counselling is going in order to be sure that you gain the most benefit from your therapy.
I am able to offer a limited number of concessionary fee places to trainee counsellors and those on low income.
Payment by cash or bank transfer.
I work in person and online which gives me more flexibility as to when I am available.
There is easy access to public transport:
Clock House station (2 minutes walk) - Trains service London Charing Cross, London Cannon Street, London Bridge and Hayes.
Kent House station (5 minutes walk) - Trains travel regularly between London Victoria and Orpington.
Beckenham Road tram stop (2 minute walk) - Trams run between Beckenham Junction and Croydon with interchanges for Elmers End, New Addington and Wimbledon.
Bus Services 194, 227, 354, 358 stop close by.
Parking is available in the surrounding area.