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MBACP (Registered)

About me

Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed or anxious?  Is life becoming a bit of a struggle or not shaping up in the way you’d planned?  Perhaps, you would like to work through a difficult decision.

Sharing your problems can feel quite daunting, especially if it is your first time.  My starting point and the fundamental aim are to create a warm, safe, and confidential environment where you can speak freely about anything you wish, without judgement.

I have a genuine interest in helping people who are finding their everyday lives challenging and want to discover a way to move forward.  Please call me for an informal chat about how I might be able to help.  Counselling may be all you need to work through your difficulties and get you back on the right track.

I am a professional Integrative Counsellor with over 12 years of experience working with a wide variety of clients in the NHS, local charities and my private practice.  I can help you work out what might be causing you to feel a certain way, make sense of past and present challenges and bring into focus a clearer sense of yourself or the situation.  Working in an integrative way means that I can intuitively draw on Psychodynamic, Person Centred and Cognitive Behavioural theoretical models to work in a way that is responsive to each person’s needs, values or beliefs as well as offer techniques for coping, managing and overcoming emotional difficulties.

We all experience difficulties at some point in our lives, whether it is facing up to a loss, bereavement, relationship problems or life challenges.  The aim of counselling is for you to have more understanding of yourself, to feel stronger and more able to cope.  I believe that one of the most essential elements of successful counselling is a trusting relationship between you and your counsellor, it is important that you find someone with whom you feel comfortable.

I offer an introductory session that will enable you to decide if you wish to work with me and whether I can help.  During our first meeting, we can look at what you feel you want from counselling and the area in which you want to look at and work through.  We can then discuss what is best for you in terms of the length of counselling sessions, be it an agreed number of sessions, or long-term therapy.  We will set a regular day and time to meet each week and agree on a plan to review our work together.

I offer short or long-term appointments, whatever suits your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP number 114805).  The BACP require evidence of qualifications and good professional standards and I am bound by their ethical framework.  I am committed to continual professional development and attend regular supervision.

I have a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.  I have over 12 years of experience working with a diverse range of clients and addressing a wide variety of issues.  In addition to my private practice, I currently work with an NHS IAPT service in South London and a local charity. I have worked at various community counselling charities helping clients with issues related, but not limited to:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement/loss
  • Depression/low mood
  • Domestic abuse
  • Family issues/dynamics
  • General anxiety disorder
  • Low self-confidence
  • Miscarriage
  • Panic attacks
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Stress
  • Separation & divorce

Training/CPD

Certificate in Law and Domestic Violence
Certificate in Forced Marriages
Certificate in Safeguarding Children & Adults
Certificate in Sudden & Traumatic Death
Certificate in Bereavement Care
Mindfulness
Mental Health First Aid
The Freedom Programme – Living with the Dominator

I hold professional indemnity insurance and have a current Disclosure & Barring Service (DSB) check.

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

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fees are £25 for an introductory session and £50 per counselling session.

A counselling session lasts 50 minutes.

I am happy for you to contact me by email or phone if you have any questions or would like to find out more.  If by phone, please leave a message with your number. I will call you back as soon as possible to find out what you are looking for and book an initial appointment.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am available during the day on Fridays and Saturdays.   Evening appointments are available on weekdays.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom