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MBACP

About me

We all have our own unique story and a history we cannot change, but the goals of therapy remain the same: to build awareness, to feel that we have the freedom and power to choose an onward path, to feel accepted as we are and to explore what it is to be human. We can do this together.

What you need are the resources of self-awareness and self-acceptance. You need a toolkit.

I believe that you already have them, but they may be buried deep inside you, so deep that you doubt they exist.  It’s hard to get perspective on your story when you are immersed in it. I offer you a companion, a mirror, an archaeologist to empathically and non-judgementally sift through your memories and feelings, to find the source of both your issues and your recovery.

Life throws up many challenges. You may be

·      stressed about work
·      finding family issues and dynamics hard to navigate
·      grieving a loss
·      struggling with relationships
·      dealing with the pressures of parenthood
·      experiencing anxiety, depression or phobias
·      feeling stuck in unwanted or unhelpful behaviour patterns


Together we can look at how you have coped with hurdles thus far and see if these coping mechanisms are still serving you, or if they are out of date. 

Like the spinning gyroscope we want to be the centre of our selves, as opposed to ‘self centred’, so that we remain balanced, whichever way life knocks us.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified integrative counsellor, meaning that I use a variety of different theories in my work, and I am member of the BACP.  I have experience with both adults and children (the latter with Place2Be www.place2be.org.uk) and offer long and short-term telephone and video call (Skype/Facetime/Zoom) support. I will resume face to face sessions after coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered

Photos & videos

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

Fees are £50 for a 50 minute session

When I work

Available for telephone and video counselling until coronavirus outbreak restrictions are lifted - daytime slots.

Twickenham, TW1

Richmond, Surrey, TW9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults