The decision to come to therapy can be daunting but it is a brave first step in exploring some of the problems you might be facing.
I ensure that my clients have a supportive space where they feel safe to discuss any issues they are finding it hard to deal with, offering a warm, compassionate and non-judgemental approach.
I can help clients work through a number of difficult issues including:
- Bereavement and loss
- Identity issues
- Low self-esteem
- Relationship issues
- Workplace problems
My practice is integrative, drawing on both the humanistic and psychodynamic schools of therapy. This means that I hold the client/therapist relationship at the core of what I do, offering clients empathy, kindness and an environment free of judgement.
I also believe that much of our behaviour stems from our past relationships and upbringing, and exploring this together can help clients understand why they feel the way they do. Knowing ourselves better enables the development of self-acceptance, leading to an improvement in our relationships, our resilience in dealing with what life can throw at us, and making better choices.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a graduate of Roehampton University where I have an MA in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)
I have over two years’ experience working in the NHS and also practice in a long-term counselling service in Waterloo.
Previous to working as a therapist I had a long career working within media organisations so am well placed to help with career-related problems too.
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.