I am an experienced Integrative Counsellor offering a safe and confidential environment to help you explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours related to your life experiences.
It's when our thoughts, feelings and patterns of behaviour cause distress, become self-defeating or we struggle to make sense of them or unravel them that counselling may be beneficial.
It gives you time to reflect on what is happening in your life and develop a greater awareness and understanding of yourself and your relationships and to consider alternative, more effective ways of doing things.
As an Integrative Counsellor I am trained in the 3 main therapeutic approaches of Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Behavioural. I adapt my approach to suit my client's needs; enabling change in the most valuable way possible.
Training, qualifications & experience
Higher Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Diploma in Weight Management
Diploma in Hypnotherapy
NLP Practitioner Certificate
I originally specialised as a Weight Loss Counsellor and ran my own weight loss business for over 5 years. I work with obese clients to help them understand their behaviour and relationship with food by working through the underlying issues and psychological reasons why they eat when they are not hungry.
I also have a mass of experience as a Drug and Alcohol Counsellor and worked at Brent Drug and Alcohol Counselling Service in London for 2 years.
I have worked within the NHS as a Staff Counsellor providing short-term counselling for stress at work and other work related issues.
Most recently I worked at One in Four, a charity specifically for adult survivors of child sexual abuse (CSA) or sexual violence. I have gained immense knowledge and understanding of the issues surrounding CSA and have expertise in working with trauma and post traumatic stress disorder.
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
- £45 per session for individuals
- Sessions are held weekly, on the same day, at the same time and last for 50 minutes
- Reduced rates are available for students and unemployed