About me

As an Integrative therapist, I draw on a wide range of perspectives including Person Centred and Psychodynamic theories which are the most influential in my approach to counselling. Drawing on these modalities, I will help you to explore and uncover your unconscious thoughts, feelings and behaviours which effect your life in the here and now. This process will help bring about your innate ability to harness your own internal wisdom and the answers therein in response to the challenges you face. 
I believe that people are, by nature, inherently “good”, but that difficult experiences can force us to develop certain behaviours, known as creative adaptations. These adaptations are designed to help us cope and survive psychologically in suboptimal environmental conditions. However, these adaptations often leave us feeling disconnected from the world and sometimes even ourselves. 
I use my expertise to focus on supporting you to find your way back to your authentic self. This will help you become more contented, a natural outcome of truly being yourself.  Supporting you in building resilience and developing the tools to help you face the often-intense feelings that life brings, will form a central part of our work together and your process of healing.
By offering a confidential, warm, and welcoming space for you to explore your difficulties and problems, I endeavour to make you feel respected, understood, and valued, so that together we can work towards the changes you want to make in your life. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I studied Integrative Therapeutic Counselling at the Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Academy. Through this training I have developed the skills and competencies to work as a therapeutic counsellor, supporting adults and young people. 
I started my journey to become an integrative therapist in 2014, training at West Hertfordshire College with the CPCAB where I began my journey learning counselling skills and theory. I studied Psychology with the Open University in 2017 which gave me the opportunity to study the science of human behaviour and learn how to understand and predict behavioural patterns. 

In 2019, I started working within the IAPT NHS Talking Therapies service offering short-term counselling from a GP Practice in Brixton. I worked with people from all walks of life who were struggling from a wide range of issues, including suicidal ideation, self-harm, depression, grief, low self-esteem, identity issues, and anxiety. 
In 2018 I started working for Mental Health Innovations supporting adults and young people in crisis and I joined the charity Give Us A Shout. As a Crisis Counsellor I supported people who felt they had nowhere else to turn. 
Prior to this, in 2017, I worked for Mind in Camden’s Healthy Minds programme, supporting people who have struggled or are struggling with their mental health and wanting to get back into the community. I now work as a private practitioner at The Brixton Practice offering short term and open-ended therapy both face to face and online. 
 
These various roles have allowed me to support a diverse range of clients work through a wide range of issues. This has taught me the immeasurable value clients gain from being engaged in a professional therapeutic relationship. It has been my experience that it allows for new useful perspectives to form, different from those coming out of everyday reality. Everyone is different and everyone experiences differently, no two people are the same and each person is unique. Therefore, with my Integrative training I can honour these differences by drawing across a range of psychological therapies that allow me to tailor therapy to suit the uniqueness of everyone I work with.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and follow their code of ethics.
 
Main qualifications
-       Diploma in Integrative Counselling @ Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Academy 
-       Diploma Psychology @ Open University
-       Level 3 CPCAB Counselling Studies
-       Level 2 CPCAB Counselling Skills
-       Safeguarding Against Radicalisation - The Prevent Duty @ MeLearning University
-       Level 2 Certificate Autism Awareness @ MeLearning University
-       Level 2 Certificate Safeguarding Children @MeLearning University
-       Level 2 Certificate Safeguarding Adults @MeLearning University

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

New sessions opening up at The Brixton Practice - Thursday 9am - 2pm available. 


Initial sessions last for 30 minutes and are free.

Sessions thereafter are £60 and last for 50 minutes. 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

New sessions opening up at The Brixton Practice - Thursday 9am - 2pm available. 


Evening appointments on Tuesday and Wednesday are currently available online.  

Further information

I offer all my slots in-person, online or by phone
I offer weekly, twice weekly, fortnightly, and ad-hoc appointments.
I offer individual counselling for adults and young people.
I offer face to face or online appointments from The Brixton Practice, 34-44 Tunstall Road, Brixton. It is a calm and peaceful location, only 2-minutes’ walk from Brixton Tube Station. 
Please contact me for current availability and online/telephone appointments. Alternative times are available.

Brixton
London
SW9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults

Key details

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom
Skype