I have a very empathetic and warm personality to be able to help you connect and support you through the difficulties you may have. Whether you are struggling in your personal, romantic or professional relationships or whether you are feeling sad, stuck or finding it increasingly hard to make important life choices or perhaps experiencing symptoms of anxiety, low self esteem or depression, I provide a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space in which you can explore your difficult and painful issues. I will support you in growth, self acceptance and fuller self-expression.
If you are a couple going round in an unhappy rut without knowing how to get out of it, I can facilitate a discussion that can bring healing to the relationship.
HOW IT WORKS
Sometimes taking the first step to therapy can feel daunting - figuring out which therapist to work with can be confusing; the idea of sharing your thoughts and feelings with a stranger can be anxiety provoking which is understandable. To help you make a decision, I do a discount on my usual fee for the first meeting to support this process of finding the right therapist. At this meeting you have a chance to talk freely about your situation and to ask any questions about starting therapy. We can decide together how many sessions are needed and to answer your questions about the counselling process.
Please email or call me to arrange an initial consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified psychotherapist and Counsellor with:
- MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
- BSc. hons in Psychology and Counselling
- Certificate in Bereavement Counselling
- Diploma in Christian Theology
Since I practice in a humanistic centred way, I believe that at the heart of everything is the encounter between two people. In addition, as an integrative counsellor I understand that people are unique individuals with their own experiences and feelings. I therefore find it incredibly important not to adopt a 'one size fits all' approach. Instead, I focus on tailoring the therapy according to the individual’s unique needs. Perhaps you need to focus more on childhood experiences and relationships. Or it may be that we need to be more mindful of the present moment and work in the here and now. Alternatively, you may find that you would prefer shorter-term therapy with a focus on exploring how to better manage your situations in the here and now. As your therapeutic journey develops, we will continue to review your feelings and changing needs.
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
Sessions last 50 minutes and are set as follows:
Consultations in Hayes:
£50.00 per session
Consultations in Bethnal Green, London
£50.00 per session
£70.00 per session