I am a Person-Centred Counsellor, registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and offering short and longer term, one to one counselling in a confidential and comfortable environment.
In our initial session you will be able to talk about your concerns, ask any questions and experience how I work. This will help you to decide if I am the right person for you to work with.
I will not give you direct advice or tell you what to do but by exploring together some of your difficulties, your own insight and awareness can be developed. This may lead you to feel less stuck, alone or depressed and able to recognise that you have choices . This can help you to bring about change in your life.
I feel it is important that we are able to build a good relationship, so that gradually you feel able to discuss whatever troubles you, safe in the knowledge that you will be heard with respect and without judgement.
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 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 experience of working with adults with a broad range of issues and mental health problems. I have also worked with primary school aged children in an educational setting, using Person-Centred Play Therapy. As well as private practice, I currently work for a community based counselling project in Greenwich.
I also teach 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
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.
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 and parking is available in the surrounding area.