I am a trained counsellor with many years experience in working with adults and young people.
I offer a confidential and safe space in which you can come to talk over and explore the issues that you feel are affecting you. I will work with you and together we can look at ways to identify and understand the underlying issues from which you can work towards finding the strength to heal and grow.
I am a warm and trustworthy person and will make starting the counselling process as easy as possible for you. I know how daunting it is to find a counsellor so I would be happy for you to come for one initial session to see if we can work together. There is no obligation to continue. It is important to come and see how you feel in the room with me. This initial session will be for you to tell me what your concerns are, and for me to answer any questions you may have.
I offer both short term therapy, which is suited to those who need support for specific problems or situations that need to be resolved or for a crisis, and long term therapy for those who have ongoing issues that need a longer time to resolve and more support.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and Training
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
NCFE Certificate 3 in Counselling Skills and Theory
NCFE Certificate 2 in Helping Skills
I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapist) and am bound by it's Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
As part of my continuing professional development, I have also attended training on topics including:
Sex, Gender and Sexual Diversity
Violence in relationships
Working with children and young people
Working with relational trauma
I have regular, ongoing sessions with my supervisor who supports me in my client work by giving me another point of view, helping me with my personal development and advising me when necessary.
I work with a wide range of people who bring issues including:
Anger, Anxiety, Bereavement, Childhood Abuse, Depression, Domestic Abuse, Domestic Violence, Emotional Abuse, Fertility, Guilt, Identity Issues, Intimacy, Loneliness, Loss, Panic, Personality Disorders, Relationships, Separation, Social Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, Shame, Stress, Trauma, Worry, Workplace Issues.
Apart from private practice, I have spent many years working in the voluntary sector working with a charity to provide counselling services.
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
I charge £50 for a 50 minute session, usually held on a weekly basis, on the same day of the week at the same time.
I have some sessions available for students and those on low income at reduced rates. Please contact me to discuss.
Session fees are made by cash or cheque at the end of each session or by bank transfer.
Concessions offered for
I work from two locations in Richmond, both of which are easily accessible by trains, tube and buses.
There is also plenty of on street parking.