Hello my name is Louise and I am an experienced counsellor. I offer short-term and long-term individual counselling in Westminster (near Victoria Station), Clapham Common and The Thurleigh Road Practice (Clapham South).
Talking about your concerns is the first step to feeling better about yourself and moving forward. Therapy is an opportunity to explore your issues and conflicts creating a framework for a more positive outlook. I use a variety of approaches to help you work through and manage your problems on a day to day basis as well exploring underlying reasons and causes.
I work as a integrative, person-centred counsellor in a non directive way to help you through major life changes such as loss, bereavement and relationship problems. As well as with anxieties, depression, inner conflict and low self-esteem. Through my ongoing volunteer work with Woman's Trust and past counselling with Victim Support I have gained extensive experience helping individuals through emotional abuse, trauma, domestic and sexual violence.
I see people for long term or time limited therapy (incorporating CBT), adapting to working in the way most helpful to the individual. I listen carefully and build a relationship in a confidential, calm and safe atmosphere that encourages open and honest conversation on what can often be a painful subject, helping to develop self-awareness and insight.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic I am presently working by telephone or online via Skype, Zoom or FaceTime. Please contact me to talk about what would be most convenient for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I was a counsellor with Woman's Trust working with individuals who experienced emotional and physical abuse, domestic or sexual violence and trauma.
I previously worked as a volunteer with Victim Support helping victims of crime and trauma.
I am a trained Bereavement counsellor.
I am a member of BACP, which is the British Assocation for Counselling & Psychotherapy. As a member of this association I work within their code of ethics.
I am registered as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist with AXA PPP Private Health Insurance
Person-centred, integrative, humanistic and Cognitive Behavorial Therapy, Member of BACP, British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
WPF Diploma in Counselling (Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy)HPD in Counselling (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy accredited course, 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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Bereavement and loss
My standard fees are £55 to £85 for a 50 minute appointment. There are a few discretionary daytime appointments at reduced fees for clients on low wages, unemployed or a full-time student. Please enquire for further details firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daytime rates Clapham(10am - 4pm) - £55
Morning (8am - 10.00am) and Evening rates Clapham - £65-£85
Central London (Victoria) rates £65 - £85
Monday to Friday daytime and evenings. Some low cost counselling appointments available during the daytime in Clapham for students or people who are unemployed or on low wages.