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About me

Life can be difficult, particularly if you are trying to figure it out alone. Talking can be the difference between staying stuck in your current situation and recognising that there is hope for a better future.

I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor and a Traumatologist. I am a member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am also a member of The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC). I am insured, registered with the ICO and GDPR compliant ensuring your data is protected. I have many years of experience working with children, young people, adults and couples.

I assist people of all ages and backgrounds to identify and process past traumas and to adjust to life’s challenges through one to one and group work therapy. I offer a warm, genuine and safe environment where you will be made to feel at ease We will work together through any painful emotions and psychological difficulties that you may be experiencing in order to bring you to a place in which you feel safe and empowered to move forwards.

I offer support to couples through the Prepare-Enrich program and CBT Couples Counselling. This can help couples to prepare for marriage, enrich their marriage relationship (communication, conflict resolution), or review and improve their co-parenting by recognising their strengths and growth areas. I also work with adults and young people to build self-esteem and address any addictive behaviours (substance or process).

My specialisms lie in working with Trauma, Addictions, Sex Addiction, Couples, Depression and Anxiety. If you have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (cPTSD) and would like to treat your symptoms (flashback, panic attacks, nightmare, anxiety, depression, anger, guilt and shame, etc) in a systematic way please contact me to find out how I work. I have successfully worked to alleviate these symptoms.

I can be contacted by phone or email. All sessions will be on Zoom. The first session will be an assessment. Please note, in this session you can ask any questions you may not have asked regarding my work processes. During this session we will also look at what you hope to gain from therapy and how we can work to attain these goals together. I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Traumatology & PTSD
  • Foundation Degree, In Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Diploma Sex Addiction Counselling, The Institute of Sex Addiction
  • Diploma (NVQ3 Danos)
  • Prepare and Enrich (Couples Counselling)
  • CBT One to one & Group Work Therapy
  • Treating trauma in Children and Adolescents
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for Trauma
  • Trauma and Comorbidities 3: Treating Suicide Ideation
  • Trauma and Comorbidities 2: Traumatic Nightmares
  • Trauma and Comorbidities 1A & 1B: Mood Disorders
  • An Imagery Approach for Treating Complex Type 2 PTSD
  • Emotion Regulation for Trauma, PTSD & BPD
  • Safety, Stabilisation and Normalisation of Complex PTSD
  • The Neuroscience, Dissociation and Psychopharmacology of PTSD
  • Attachments Children & Adults
  • CBT In Depression and Anxiety       
  • RCGP Training (Prescribing Part 1)
  • CBT Working with Addiction
  • Working with Trauma and Addiction

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Fees

Additional information

Individual Therapy £60-£80 per 50-mins session
Couple Therapy £80- £120 per 1-hr, 30-mins session
Trauma Therapy £80-£120 per 1-hr, 30-mins session

Further information

I offer reduced rates to clients on low income and students

A session last for 50 mins and couples 1hr 30mins weekly.
I offer short and long-term therapy, depending on the presenting issues and needs of the client.

Thornton Heath, Surrey, CR7

Type of session

In person
Online