How I Work
Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile and consider me as your therapist. I promise you a full, inclusive immersion into the world of counselling where you will be safe to explore any and all of your life's events at your own pace.
I cover many areas of therapeutic distress and have built up huge experience and knowledge across many disciplines. I work frequently with issues such as Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Bereavement, Grief and Loss, Depression, Relationship Issues, Addiction/Eating Disorders plus quite a few more.
I specialise in Existential themes (Loss of Meaning, Isolation, Death/Bereavement) which can appear in a variety of issues and at any age. My practice is welcoming, safe and set in a relaxed atmosphere. I have the privilege of welcoming clients from a range of age groups, genders and beliefs. I am passionate about men's emotional health and how this translates into the inter and intrapersonal relationships for them.
Please feel free to enquiry about any other area of interest that you may feel that you would like to discuss as I have trained and worked in many other areas.
I am a registered member of the BACP and have a Professional Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy qualification. Since qualifying as a counsellor I have added many other approaches and techniques to my practice including relationship dynamics, mental health and bereavement. Counselling is my passion and it is a pleasure to meet every person that plucks up the courage to walk through my door. Make no mistake, I understand the courage and bravery it takes to come and see someone like me and it is this respect for a person’s desire to understand themselves that drives me on to provide the best therapeutic experience that a person can experience.
I work in private practice and am qualified in a variety of different approaches to therapy including Person Centred, CBT, Psychodynamic, Gestalt and Existential.
If you have never experienced counselling/therapy before or have stepped back in after a few years break you will find a warm, approachable therapist, able to put you at ease and only challenge your fears when you are ready and able.
I favour an integrated approach to therapy, meaning I have trained across the board in many different approaches. I have a leaning towards existential themes as I believe they are running through most of our life's issues, from relationships to identity issues, addiction to isolation, depression to loss and grief. I complement my private practice by working for a charity that assists young people and families with substance misuse issues.
I can provide therapy both on a one to one or couples basis. The client decides the approach we take in sessions not I, and we work collaboratively to achieve our aim.
Children, Young Persons and Family Practitioner for a support service that provides information, advice and help to children and young people up to the age of 21 who are living with or affected by drug or alcohol issues. I aim to support people to make lasting changes to their lives.
I am also a Counselling Tutor at an Adult Education college where I teach Counselling Skills Level 1-3 and Therapeutic Counselling - Level 4. This enables me to train students who are at the beginning of their journey to becoming counsellors and therapists. This role not only enables me to pass on my knowledge but it keeps me up to date with changing ethics and laws in the counselling world. It is great to see the new wave of therapists coming through and being part of this.
I also run short courses on Understanding Depression; Introduction to Mindfulness; Positive Psychology; Mental Health Awareness; Understanding Addiction; Steps to Wellbeing; Understanding self-harm; Introduction to Psychology etc.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications:- Active IQ Award in Education and Training ; Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling ;Substance Misuse :Mental Health Awareness; Drugs Awareness; Psychology, Safeguarding, Mindfulness, Grief and Loss, Existential Therapeutic
Courses attended:- Practitioner - Information Governance; 'How we live' Philosophy & Psychotherapy; New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) - Impact, , Through Neuroscience for Practitioners; On Death and Dying, Boundaries for Best Practice; Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults; Prevent Training; Relational Approach to Resilience (Mental Health Forum); Mindfulness; Anxiety & Depression; Alcohol Awareness; Recovery Planning; Synthetic Cannabinoids; Child Protection Issues; Mental Health Awareness; Working With Personality Disorder. Boundaries for best practice,
Work and Awards:
I have worked for the NHS, CRI, Foundation 66 (Phoenix Futures), Drugsline and BlenheimCDP in Therapeutic roles since 2010 and continue to do so. I have won awards for my work at the NHS, Foundation 66, BlenheimCDP and Drugsline. Haringey Practitioner outstanding achievement award
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am also a lead tutor for level 4 counselling course meaning I arrange, plan and deliver qualification level therapeutic training to trainee counsellors including clinical supervision to support them while on placement
£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
One to one sessions £60
Trainee Students £35
Monday to Friday evening / weekends by arrangement. Please contact me to discuss mutually convenient times.
What I help with : Abuse, Addiction(s), Anger Management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Eating disorders, General counselling, Identity problems, Loss, Mens Issues, Mental health issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self-esteem, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues