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About me

Hello and welcome

If you have reached me or my website, I understand that there may be a part of yourself that feels uncomfortable, unmanageable and perhaps a bit scared of what's going on for you today. But you are here and these are your first steps to recovery and true self-care. 

I am CPCAB trained both with adults and children and continually train to meet the needs of my clients. 

Everybody deserves to be listened to in a non-confrontational, non-judgemental way and that’s what I will provide you with; a safe and comfortable space to be able to talk and to be heard. Sometimes this will not be easy but we’ll work with that, because therapy can be uncomfortable and deeply emotive, but you will always be in a boundaried, safe space in order to be yourself. I will move with you at your pace. We will work together and I will be guided by your needs. 

"The wound is the place where the light enters you" - Rumi

I am a trauma-trained and informed therapist with previous experience as a Counselling Lead in both primary and secondary schools. I was also a sexual violence counsellor at Rape Crisis Oxford and a counsellor at One in Four in South London. I now work in a small but thriving private practice from home (in person & online) and in the capacity of walk & talk. 

I understand that our childhood and adolescent experiences can haunt us in adulthood and that very powerful feelings can come up for us at any time which affect our behaviours and make us feel unsafe and un-boundaried. My experience as a therapist is to hold the space with you in these difficult times and help to work through the feelings which can feel overbearing. With care, empathy, commitment and non-judgement, we work together in sessions towards a sense of enlightenment and empowerment with renewed energies to make change. With commitment and total openness, we work together to enhance relationships and to feel harmony and contentment in your life. 

Please visit my website for details about what I offer. However, in a nutshell, I can offer an in-depth comfortable and relaxed consultation over the telephone or on video call which helps you and I to decide if we are the right fit and also if my style of therapy works for you. 

The first session takes place either on the telephone or via video call, in person or or we take to the outdoors for a 'walk and talk'. This proves popular for clients who prefer movement as opposed to being still. Young people are particularly in favour of this medium. I also do home visits for therapy if there is guaranteed privacy and its difficult for you to leave the house (mobility difficulties/new baby/conditions which mean you struggle to leave the house). 

My work is varied but has become very adaptable to the global life changes we are experiencing. 

Single session counselling is also another option, whereby after the initial consultation you may decide that one focus-driven session to harness your strengths and acknowledge your personal goals and inner resources is all you need. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Level 4 Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 4 Children's Counselling
  • RASASC 60 HOURS CPD Sexual Violence Training
  • OCN Level 3 Introductory Skills for Working with Female Survivors of Sexual Violence
  • Women's Circle training
  • Working through a trauma lens training
  • Meditation, Breathwork and mindfulness training

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £55.00 to £60.00

Additional information

I please ask that fees are paid for every service 24 hours in advance or on the day after our initial contact through email. This is to cover room rental and professional and personal time booked out. My thanks for this respect.

Fee structure:

  • 50 minute initial telephone consultation ~ £60
  • 50 minute counselling session ~ £55
  • 50 minute Single Session Counselling (SSC) ~ £60
  • 50 minute Walk & Talk counselling session (Copyright) ~ £55

Payable by Bacs Transfer only and 24 hours in advance.

When I work

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Further information

Counselling is your first step to healing. We can break down through relationship but we also heal through relationship. Wishing you a safe and gentle, caring journey through your process. Best wishes, Louise

Orpington, BR5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Organisations

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Parking limited but available. Wide spaced entrance - gated and flat surfaces with no stairs.

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