Most people will find that there are times in their lives when things feel particularly difficult, perhaps overwhelmingly so. This might be due to a specific experience happening currently or in the past, or general feelings of being lost or confused. At these times, accessing counselling can feel like a useful support.
Perhaps particularly at the moment, support and guidance is needed more than ever. Counselling can be a place to start to process some of the trauma and loss (in its different forms), of the past year.
I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and have worked with people facing a variety of issues such as relationship and/or family problems, anxiety, childhood trauma, bereavement, loss of identity, low self-esteem and confidence, work place stress and issues around pregnancy, birth, and new parenthood. I am warm and empathic and I offer a safe and non-judgemental environment for you to explore the issues you wish to, at your own speed. I firmly believe that feeling heard and understood by another can have a powerful effect and that through the building of a trusting and secure counselling relationship, a person in counselling can start to gain a new perspective on what's going on in their lives.
Coming to counselling can be daunting, whether for the first time or not, so we will take things at a pace you feel comfortable with.
Please note I am currently offering sessions over the phone or online.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Person-Centred counsellor and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Registered member MBACP). I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice (2018). I have a BA Hons and Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling from the Metanoia Institute, which is affiliated with Middlesex University.
I have worked for a variety of charitable organisations in London. I spent 2 years working for an EAP (Employee Assistance Programme), offering support to employees from a variety of organisations.
I have experience working with people long term, as well as on a more short term basis.
Relevant qualification and training:
- BA Hon and Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling from the Metanoia Institute.
- Foundation certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Regents College.
- Certificates in Continuing Professional Development workshops such as; Working with people with Dementia, Emotion-Focused therapy, Spirituality in Person-Centred Therapy, and Working with Autistic Process.
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
Please make initial contact by email so I can give you my availability and we can arrange a time for a brief phone chat. This phone call will be to discuss some of your reasons for wanting to attend counselling, and for you to ask any initial questions you may have.
If we feel I may be the right counsellor for you, we will then arrange an initial session where I can learn a bit more about you and you can see if you might feel comfortable working with me.
My fees are as follows;
I charge £30 for an initial session and £50 per session thereafter.
I am currently offering sessions either online or over the phone on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
I currently have availability during the day on Wednesdays and Thursdays.