I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, providing both short-term and longer-term counselling/psychotherapy in Chiswick W4. I offer a safe and welcoming environment where we can explore together, in confidence, the experiences, challenges or difficulties that are bringing you to counselling.
What can counselling offer?
Counselling and therapy can offer help and support with current and/or long-term problems, with issues such as problematic relationship or behavioural patterns, life events such as loss or ill-health, work situations, body symptoms, or questions about identity. Within a sensitive, non-judgemental therapeutic relationship, counselling can help you gain insight and understanding, establish coping strategies, connect more fully to your sense of who you are, and feel empowered to make your own choices and decisions.
My therapeutic approach
My integrative approach means that I am trained in several different theoretical and therapeutic disciplines, and can draw on these to suit each person’s individual needs at appropriate times. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the foundation stone for exploration and understanding. I might include techniques such as mindfulness or aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy alongside therapies that focus on the impact of past events and relationships on our sense of self and our behaviours, or on present moment sensory experiences, and those that emphasise the intrinsic value and potential of each individual.
Where I work
My practice in Chiswick is in a quiet residential street, close to Turnham Green and Chiswick Park tube stations (both approximately an 8 minute walk away) and several bus routes. It is wheelchair accessible.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from The Minster Centre and a Masters Degree in Integrative Psychotherapy, accredited by Middlesex University. I have worked as an in-house counsellor for two London universities, counselling young artists and students training in the performing arts. I hold CPD Certificates in Eating Disorders and am committed to ongoing professional development.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and my work abides by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
I am able to work as a lip-speaker for those with hearing loss.
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
60 minute initial consultation - £50
50 minute session thereafter - £60
I offer a limited number of low-cost places to students or those on a low income.