Hello and welcome.
I’m trained and experienced in delivering TELEPHONE AND ONLINE counselling. Please contact me to arrange a free of charge initial assessment on the phone. My aim is to help you to lead a calmer, happier and more fulfilling life. I specialise in Anxiety, personal and work-related relationship stress, bereavement and loss, low mood and depression, low self-esteem and sadness, relationships and any other issue that may be causing you distress. During difficult periods in our lives, we can all benefit from additional emotional support and this is what I seek to provide during our sessions together.
My training is person-centred which concentrates on the therapeutic relationship between me and the client. I am always amazed at what can be achieved once a relationship based on trust begins to develop.
The techniques I use involve listening, accepting, understanding, encouraging and sharing on an equal level. I firmly believe that to get the best out of counselling, it is important to choose a therapist that is right for you. I have a calm and friendly manner and provide a peaceful and trusting space where we can work together to achieve a positive outcome.
Clients say I make a positive difference to their lives and I respond to each individual client with warmth, care and encouragement to begin the journey to a better way of living. I treat each client as an individual and adapt my practise accordingly.
I have experience in helping clients who have difficulties with:
- Stress personal and work related
- low self-esteem and anxiety
- panic attacks
- life changes and endings
As well as many years experience of face to face counselling, I worked for 2 years on a helpline with victim support and more recently with Cruse bereavement on their Early Intervention Programme offering phone support so am used to communicating and counselling by phone should you prefer sessions via Skype or online. My aim is to enable you to talk through your problems and work towards a more positive future for yourself. Most recently, I have worked for over 5 years with Mind as a counsellor on a variety of mental health issues, I am proud to have been awarded Voluntary counsellor of the year on 2 occasions. I have trained and am a member of PODS ) positive outcomes for dissociative survivors).
I run my private counselling practise in Cricklewood in a pleasant designated counselling room which is near transport links. Currently I am working either on the telephone or online in accordance with national guidelines and will work with you to tailor the sessions for your comfort.
What is counselling?
When life feels just too hard to face alone and emotions are overwhelming, it can help to share the burden and feel supported with a professional counsellor. I work in a person-centred way by accepting whatever the client brings to the session in a warm, empathic and non-judgemental way. Sessions take place in a safe and comfortable space and are completely confidential.
What can you expect from our sessions?
The first trial session is free and offers an opportunity to see if we are comfortable working together. Picking up the phone can feel daunting but if preferable, this trial session can take place over the phone and/or by Skype or Face time.
If you decide to commit to counselling, we can then agree to work together for a fixed number of sessions with regular reviews.
I practise in accordance with BACP guidelines.
My many satisfied clients say that counselling has helped them to understand and deal with their issues and unload their burden. I am often told "I feel lighter".
Counselling isn't a quick fix and can be challenging but talking to a trained professional can be the first positive step to a brighter and happier future.
How to get in contact
Please do feel free to get in touch via email just here or by phone on 07949 151 281, I'll look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MBACP (member of British Association of Counsellor and psychotherapy).
- Dip.couns. Diploma in Person-Centred counselling.
- Counselling for Mind (5 years) and previously for Cruse and Victim Support for many years plus continuing training on Bereavement and mental health issues.
- Supervision and Working with Children and young people experience plus private clients.
- I have also trained and delivered email support as well as telephone support.
- These additional forms of counselling are available as well as one-to-one therapy.
I have experience offering sessions either face to face, or via telephone or online.
I have also attended workshops on Domestic Violence, alcohol and drug abuse, mental health awareness and Trauma- the body remembers through PODS ( Positive outcomes for dissociative survivors). More recently, I’ve trained in CBT and delivered counselling to older victims of crime as well as completing various short courses on treating depression with Human Givens. My personal and professional development is ongoing and kept up to date.
I have worked in the community for over 10 years working on a voluntary basis for Mind, Cruse Bereavement and Victim support line as well as seeing private clients on a face to face basis.
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
£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
£40 per hour.
Trial session available free.
Same fees apply to sessions conducted online and/or on Skype/telephone.
I am very near to transport at Cricklewood and parking is free.
Before or after work hours by arrangement at no extra charge.