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I am an experienced counsellor psychotherapist accredited with the BACP (British association counselling psychotherapy). I work with adults, couples, and young people from 7 years onwards.
My style of working is supportive, accepting and gently challenging. I offer a safe supportive and confidential space in which you can explore possible areas in your life where you may feel stuck. I am committed to you, in terms of what it is you want to gain from our working together. I aim to ensure that you as the client feels that the relationship works at a pace that feels right for you.
How can counselling help me?
The aim is to help and support you to discover what is going on in your life, what you have become aware of. This helps you to gain insight and clarity into who you are and gain greater control of your life. Counselling aims to help you deal with and overcome issues that are causing pain or making you feel uncomfortable. It can provide a safe and regular space for you to talk and explore difficult feelings. I am here to support you and respect your views. I will help you to find your own insight and understanding of your problems. Counselling can help you to:
- Understand yourself and your problems better
- Feel more confident in considering what the next step looks like.
- Develop a better understanding of other peoples point of view
What can I expect?
Once you have made an enquiry, you will be offered an appointment for an assessment. The assessment will last approximately 60-90 minutes, during this time you will be asked a series of questions, in relation to your sense of self which will include your reasons for coming to therapy. This will greatly help in assessing your needs. Following this appointment you can consider whether you would like to continue with sessions without feeling any pressure to continue. All assessments and sessions are held in the strictest confidence.
Part of what I offer includes an evaluation process after 6 weeks of individual 60 minute counselling sessions which provides you with the opportunity to reflect on how you feel since starting therapy. And most importantly on whether you feel that therapy is meeting your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications / Training
- Integrative Diploma Level 4 Counselling Awarded 16/07/2009
- Counselling Studies Level 3 Awarded 26/04/2007 (CPCAB)
- Counselling Skills Level 2 Awarded 10/0892005 (CPCAB)
- Initial Counselling Skills Level 2 Awarded 24/03/2004 (CPCAB)
- Diploma Cognitive behaviour therapy 12th June 2013 Open College Network
- Counsellor at Hammersmith & Fulham MIND London for 3 years , 2010 - 2013
- Counsellor at West London Centre for Counselling 2 years 2008 - 2010
- Counsellor in private practice 2009 - present date.
- Dor therapy services 2014- present date.
I have worked for Mental health organisations including Mind providing long term therapy for clients with concerns such as depression, disability, relationship issues, emotional abuse, neglect. I have also worked for West London Centre for Counselling providing short term therapy to clients, with a range of concerns such as anxiety, depression, cultural transitions, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, disability, separation and loss.
I currently teach the Level 2 counselling skills qualification part time through to the level 4 diploma in integrative counselling qualification.
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have worked extensively with young people cared for by the local authority over a 20 year period. This has involved fostering vulnerable young people from 5-18 years. Specialising in areas such as abuse, neglect, separation and loss, anger management, identity issues around dual heritage, attachment disorder.
£60.00 per session
- Initial Consultation - £60.00
- £60.00per 60 minute session thereafter.
I abide by the BACP Code of Ethics regarding professional confidentiality, I adhere to the BACP Ethical Practice and Professional Standards. All calls and initial assessments are in the strictest confidence. I am experienced in working with people from diverse backgrounds presenting a variety of emotional difficulties including:
- separation and loss
- cultural transitions
- identity issues dual heritage
- sexual abuse
- emotional abuse
- relationship issues
- self esteem
- suicide ideation
- work related issues