You may be experiencing difficulties in your relationships, feeling stuck in your life, suffering a sense of loss, bereavement, feeling anxious, depressed, suffering trauma, or sensing that your life isn't how you would like it to be. The counselling I offer provides a non-judgemental environment where we can explore your thoughts, behaviours and feelings, where these might come from and look at what you would like to change in your life.
I work from the understanding that through the collaborative development of a trusting, empathic, non-judgemental relationship you will have the opportunity to develop your self awareness, understand yourself better, see the choices you have and become aware of the possibility of change. I will support you through this process by listening closely to your story, being with you as it unfolds, reflecting what I hear and whether that makes sense to you, sometimes challenging you, other times exploring your bodily senses to develop your awareness of what you are feeling.
We will work with the issues you bring to therapy and will at times explore events and relationships in your past to help you understand what is going on for you and how you might what to change.
At other times you may need some strategies to cope with immediate anxiety or to manage trauma and we can work on this together until you feel sufficiently resourced to to explore further.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP registered Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counsellor which includes training in Transactional Analysis, Gestalt and Person Centered. This means I can draw on a range of theories and skills, depending on what the issues are.
I work with, and use, the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Profession (2018) to support my practice and am in regular supervision for my client work.
I am committed to ongoing continual professional development and am in my final year of a Masters in Humanistic Psychotherapy, studying at Metanoia Institute in London.
Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
Where I work
I currently practice at City Therapy Rooms, 33 Furnival Street, London, EC4A 1JQ.
I volunteer at Ealing Abbey Counselling Centre. This charity offers 1-1 counselling in West London.
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
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Women suffering from menopausal symptoms
Menopausal symptoms can effect women's every day lives, causing low mood, anxiety, disturbed sleep, relationship issues, identity issues, to name a few. Counselling can be a safe and non-judgemental place to explore these issues.
£70 per session.
Free initial telephone introductory session (approx 15 minutes). Please call or email me if you would like to arrange this.
I have experience of working with clients from diverse backgrounds (18years +) in the areas listed.