I am an integrative counsellor with expertise in depression, anxiety and somatic distress. I also specialise in pre- and post-natal mental health, such as birth trauma, body image and post-natal depression, and fertility issues. I offer face to face sessions in my therapy rooms and as walk and talk / ecotherapy sessions in Crystal Palace Park and Grangewood Park.
My therapeutic approach is based on creating an empathic, safe space for you to nurture self-awareness, explore, resolve or reconcile with troubling or distressing feelings and experiences.
Counselling sessions take place weekly and last for 50 minutes. I tend to work within an open-ended model of therapy, which enables clients to go at their own pace and reach a deeper level of healing and self-growth.
An initial assessment session gives us the opportunity to establish whether we will be a good fit for each other and gives you the chance to ask any questions you may have about our sessions or counselling in general.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the Gestalt Centre, London's leading institution for counselling and psychotherapy based on Gestalt principles, and at CPPD, one of the leading Humanistic Integrative counselling training schools in the UK.
I hold a Certificate in Humanistic Counselling, a Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling and an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling. I am a professional member of the National Counselling Society and I abide by their ethics, standards and practices.
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I co-founded the Nurture Hub in 2017 with Chanelle Thornton, a mental health psychologist and hypnobirthing teacher. Our professional and personal experience made us keenly aware that many women experience intense emotional pressures and anxieties related to fertility, pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal wellbeing – much of which can go unrecognised and unsupported. The Nurture Hub was developed in response to this crucial gap in care for women at vulnerable stages of their lives. It provides women with wrap-around pre- and post-natal support at a practical, physical and psychological level.
As part of my work with the Nurture Hub, I provide counselling and one-to-one yoga sessions for specific wellbeing issues. I take part in a range of community projects, workshops and talks. The Nurture Hub also offers birth consultations, hypnobirthing and specialised packages.