After events in my own life led me to experience the positive outcome of seeing a great Counsellor, I was inspired to train to be a Counsellor myself.
My Practice is integrative, which means that I take influence from various schools of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
My approach is patient and non-judgemental.
I have 20 years experience, and have seen Clients of all ages and backgrounds and from many walks of life.
I am experienced in working with Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Panic attacks, Relationship Difficulties/ breakups, Work Problems (for example, bullying), Addictions (e.g. gambling, alcohol, drug abuse), Gender issues, Creative blocks.
In recent times, the effects of Covid 19 have caused stress and anxiety for many people from all walks of life. If this has been an issue for you, we can dedicate some sessions to look at the specific problems that have you have experienced.
How Counselling Can Help
Maybe you are having a difficult time in your life and need some support. Problems that have arisen to affect you in this moment may be solvable in the short term, or perhaps the root of the problem lies in the past, possibly dating back from childhood or relationships.
Feelings can be hard to let go of, so may continue to impact on you in the present and may need a longer exploration.
Either way, the support of a qualified Counsellor can help you to find a way to move forward in your life.
Perhaps you find yourself in a dilemma; maybe a decision needs to be made but you feel unable to make it. Any life-changing event such as a bereavement, loss or illness can lead to painful feelings or difficulty accepting circumstances.
My aim in Counselling is to achieve balance by gaining non- judgemental perspective and insight, to enable your own clarity to help you move forward. Whilst exploring the root causes of painful or negative feelings, we work with strategies to help deal with difficulties in a practical way, and to enable you to shift the tendency to feel 'stuck' or unable to make decisions.
In the first session we will assess your individual needs, and formulate a plan for Counselling.
As well as Face-to-Face Counselling, I also offer counselling by telephone or online via Skype.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling- CPCAB.
Critical Incident Crisis Intervention- UMBC.
MBACP Register 550042.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
My Standard Rates.
A normal session lasts 55 minutes.
Face to Face Counselling in Central London is £60 per session.
Telephone or online Counselling is £35 per session.
I also operate a sliding scale, so I can help to make the fees affordable for you if necessary.
Other Specialised Areas.
I have experience in working with people from all walks of life and cultures.
As well as emotional issues, relationships, bereavements, health related problems, I have also counselled Employees in all sectors dealing with work-related issues.
I have 20 years experience as a Youth Worker in the past, so I am used to working with teenagers and young adults.
I also work as a Musician, so have first hand awareness of the difficulties and challenges of working in the creative arts.