Dip.Psych, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, MBACP
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My style of therapy is warm, compassionate and down to earth. We all have times in our lives when we need some support. Whether you are looking to resolve a specific problem, or a more complex and deep-seated emotional issue, I offer the space for you to talk confidentially and feel listened to and supported.
I am an experienced integrative transpersonal counsellor and psychotherapist and can help you to gain insight into your issues, to clarify your feelings, thoughts, and motivations, and to understand why you might find yourself repeating negative or unwanted patterns in your life. In doing so, you will become better equipped to make more conscious choices, improving the quality of your life and well-being. I have a special interest in developing your strengths and qualities and supporting you to discover the purpose and meaning of your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
My overall training and approach is integrative, which in practice means that I draw on a range of therapeutic theories and skills, depending on what you are experiencing in your life and what you are hoping for from your sessions. My training has prepared me to work effectively with different issues, some of these include helping you to gain relief from pain, anger, guilt and shame, experience freedom from addictions, get to the root of what is causing anxiety and depression, release and heal outdated beliefs about yourself, move beyond feelings of powerlessness and hopelessness and create intimate and loving relationships.
Underpinning my approach is the importance of the relationship between myself and my client. Whilst trust takes time to establish in any relationship, I believe it is the key to good counselling and psychotherapy.
I work in private practice in London; in Tooting/Clapham and Little Venice. I am registered and accredited with the UKCP and works in accordance with their ethical framework.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
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).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fee is £60 for a 50 minute session.
When I work
I currently offer appointments Monday to Thursday in the afternoon and evening.
What happens in the first session? This is an opportunity for us to learn more about each other. It will give me the opportunity to gather some detailed information on your background and what has bought you to counselling or psychotherapy. It also gives you the opportunity to get to know me and ask any questions you might have about the process of counselling and psychotherapy and to decide, before making a commitment, if you would like to work together.
How long and often are the sessions? Each session lasts 50 minutes and takes place at a set time each week, excluding pre-arranged holidays.
Do you have a cancellation policy? The session fee will be payable if you cancel with less than 48 hours’ notice of the appointment time.
Is it confidential? Confidentiality and professionalism is maintained at all times. Professional and ethical codes of practice mean that I receive regular supervision to assist me in my work. My supervisor is also bound by these same professional and ethical codes of practice.