Most people will find that there are times in their lives where 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.
I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and have worked with people facing a variety of issues such as relationship problems, anxiety and depression, childhood trauma, loss of identity, bereavement, and loneliness and isolation. 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 the pace you feel comfortable with.
**PLEASE NOTE**: I will be taking a period of time off until September 2019
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 (2016). 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
I recommend that we speak over the phone in the first instance to discuss some of your reasons for wanting to attend counselling, and for you to ask any initial questions you may have.
We will then meet for an assessment session where I can learn a bit more about you and you can see if you might feel comfortable working with me. I will charge £35 for this session and it will last 40 minutes.
If we decide to work together after that, we will meet for 50 minutes each week and I charge £45 per session.
I currently work in Streatham during the day on Wednesdays. Please contact me for further information about available times.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have availability on Wednesdays between 10am and 2pm