Coronavirus Counselling Support.
If you are feeling vulnerable and if you want to talk to me about any fears you have during the uncertainty of the Coronavirus, please know that you are not alone. I am available for telephone counselling.
So if you have any worries about meeting face to face and if you are trying to minimize travel on public transport, let me assure you that we can meet on the phone.
How counselling can help to support you - What to expect.
You may have a few questions about what to expect from counselling.
Life can be sometimes challenging, confusing and overwhelming. Although we want to make changes in our lives, we feel uncertain of how. We may feel unable able to cope, lost, anxious and vulnerable, unsure of what to do next.
Counselling may help us to see things more clearly, allowing us to make changes in our lives, that we feel that are right for us. Allowing us to connect with our own potential for growth and healing.
What I offer
What I offer is a relational environment where you will find a safe and confidential space to explore your feelings and troubles. I will support you in finding your own pathway through whatever you are experiencing.
I will support you in makings sense of yourself and your experiences, being aware of and listening to the images, sensations and impressions that have meaning for you in relation to what you are experiencing.
I work in a collaborative, relational way. This ensures that with each individual client, we are able to review the pace and direction of the counselling process, in a way that feels right for you, to ensure you get the most from their counselling experience.
The Person-Centred approach
My approach to the counselling process is the Person-Centred approach, a prizing and empowering approach, a way of being. The Person-Centred Approach is a humanistic approach that believes that people have the innate ability to develop towards their full potential. This ability can sometimes become thwarted by the challenges of life, particularly the experiences that affect our own feelings of self-worth, feelings of self-confidence and our feelings of self-belief
I welcome clients to come for a session or initial consultation to explore what you wish to gain from the counselling process. If we choose to work together, we would then meet weekly for a session of fifty minutes. A session or initial consultation costs £45. Concessions are available to Students.
Availability of sessions
I practice during the day and evenings and I will do my utmost to arrange a session with you at a time that works best for you.
Counselling sessions take place in West London close by Ealing Common Station and Acton Town Station, accessible by a short walk from either station or a minute drive from Ealing Common station and accessible by numerous bus routes along the Uxbridge Road, including buses 207 and 607. Free parking is also available nearby.
My location is also within easy reach of nearby Metanoia Institute, in Ealing and also accessible from surrounding areas of Shepherds Bush, Chiswick, Hammersmith, Kew and Richmond.
Length of sessions
Counselling sessions last for 50 minutes and usually take place weekly, either in the evening. or during the day.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Counsellor with a Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling from the Metanoia Institute and University of Middlesex. I am a registered member of the B.A.C.P, British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
I have worked with a range of clients with diverse issues both in my own private practice in West London and in various counselling agencies in London, including the West London Centre for Counselling. I also have experience of working with a range of clients from diverse backgrounds in both short and long term counselling contexts offering an accepting attitude of openness and respect.
I adhere to the highest professional and ethical standards, integrating the principles of the BACP Ethical Framework within my practice, attending regular clinical supervision and I prioritize my own personal and professional development.
I have experience of working with clients through a diverse range of issues including:
- Low self-esteem and self-worth
- Relationship issues
- Family issues
- Bereavement and Loss
- Sexual Abuse
- Emotional Abuse
- Problems within the workplace
- Post-Traumatic Stress
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
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
Free initial telephone session
A session, including initial consultation, costs £45. I offer student concessions and a sliding scale to those on a low income.
When I work
I can offer: morning, afternoon and also evening sessions suit, Monday to Friday.