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BA (Hons) MBACP

About me


Are you finding life overwhelming and full of obstacles? I understand that it can be quite a daunting prospect to choose counselling and seek help. If you are suffering from depression, relationship issues, distress or anxiety it can help to talk things through with someone impartial to your situation. I offer counselling in a safe, confidential environment to allow you to explore difficult issues and choices.

I am a firm believer in the importance of the relationship between client and counsellor, it is essential that you feel supported in your distress. In sessions you are encouraged to talk through your concerns. Through listening, understanding and gently questioning, I will endeavour to help you understand yourself and your relationships more thoroughly, enabling you to make meaningful changes going forward.

My training focused on integrative relational counselling, which means that I draw on a range of theories to support our work together and find the ones that seem to work best for you. I have experience in working with adults of all ages, ethnicities and sexual orientations.

I normally wish to see you for a 50 minute session once a week. This can be either short term such as a 8-12-sessions or can be open-ended depending upon your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons.)(1st Class) Integrative - Relational Counselling - Middlesex University.
AQA Counselling - Kingston
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), literature and philosophy1992 – 1995 - Middlesex University
I am currently also an Honorary research assistant at Imperial College and a member of the Psychedelic research team.

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/department-of-medicine/research/brain-sciences/psychiatry/psychedelics/

Course : " The Essential Toolkit for Running Groups" BPS learning Centre Approved.

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

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am located 5 minutes away from Kingston station. I offer daytime and evening sessions, with the last session starting at 8pm. There are stairs to my therapy room. I only work in English. I normally expect to work once per week with clients.

Fees

Additional information

Full fee: Individual - £60 for 50 minutes.
I also offer a limited number of low cost places (minimum £45)


Concessions available for students•

Cancellation and Holidays – Appointments missed because you are ill and you have given me 24 hours notice, or because you are on holiday are not charged for.

If you give less than 24 hr notice you will be charged for the session.

When I work

I offer evening and day sessions.

Further information

In addition to my private practice I work as a volunteer counsellor within the NHS.

I am a member of the BACP and abide by their code of ethics. I also take my work to a senior supervisor.

Duration of Counselling

I work with clients for either short term (8-12 weeks) and long term (open ended) basis depending upon their needs. This is something that we would discuss at our initial meeting.

Code of Ethics

As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

52A Old London Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 6QF

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Additional languages

None

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